Animal husbandry & domestication


Humans and cats begin living together, perhaps in Cyprus

We know that humans have lived with cats for at least 10,000 years –there’s a 9,500-year-old grave in Cyprus with a cat buried alongside its human, and ancient Egyptian art has a popular motif showing house cats eating fish under chairs.


Humans domesticate the sheep

The history of the domesticated sheep goes back to between 11000 and 9000 B.C.E., and the domestication of the wild mouflon in ancient Mesopotamia.