Cat’s Cradle

cat burial– – Experts originally thought that the Egyptians were the first to domesticate the cat about 3,600 years ago, but recent genetic and archaeological discoveries indicate that cats were being tamed nearly 10,000 years ago in the Mediterranean.

In 2004, a 9,500-year-old burial site of an adult human and a cat was discovered on the island of Cyprus, where cats are not native.  Cats were accordingly thought to have been brought there by boat, long before the Egyptians began keeping them as pets…

…and they’ve owned us ever since!

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2 Comments on “Cat’s Cradle”

  1. Carycomic Says:

    Wasn’t there a recent “documentary” that showed someone taming a smilodon circa 10,000 BC?



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