In Kazakhstan found the remains of one of the first domestic cats

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Cats become loved by people thousands of years ago.

Thousands of years ago people were fed and cared for the animals only if they could have or they in some way helped them on the farm. Cows gave milk and meat, chickens were kept for eggs, and the dogs guarding the house from strangers. In this, at least, scientists were confident up to the moment when on the territory of Kazakhstan were found the remains of one of the first domestic cats. According to the calculations of archaeologists, she lived about 1000 years ago, between 775 and 940 BC. At the time of death she was about a year but, despite its young age, she had no teeth. Scientists believe that the ancient people of Kazakhstan were among the first people who started to take care of useless household animals. Apparently, they just couldn't resist the cat's charm, and eventually fluffy creature has become a local favorite.

the First domestic cats

About an unusual discovery of scientists was described in a scientific . During excavations in the South of Kazakhstan, the archaeologists were able to detect almost all bones of the skeleton of the cat of Felis catus — it includes a living we have now furry creatures. In particular, researchers have unearthed the skull, lower jaw, left scapula, several vertebrae and other important parts of cat's body. According to the authors of scientific work, to find such a complete skeleton is very rare they succeed. Most likely, after the death of the cat was gently buried people, making her remains all this time remained in one place.

Bones discovered in Kazakhstan cat

Examining the detected bone, the researchers came to the conclusion that the cat was a very hard life. She suffered several fractures, and by the end of her life she had practically no teeth. Without the help from the people, the animal clearly would have quickly died. It is clearly well fed, because researchers have found few signs of its diet food with lots of protein. Due to the fact that people decided to take her to him, despite all the injuries, she spent more than a year.

Who are the Oghuz?

The Remains of cats have been excavated in the region, through which passed the Great silk road. This caravan road connected East Asia to the Mediterranean and was used for trading different Nations. Basically, this road went the caravans, the export of China's silk — that's why this path is called "silk". On the territory of the discovery of the remains of a cat for some time lived Oguz — the representatives of the Turkic people who hunted cattle and plunder the merchants. On this way of life, at least, misleading historical data. It seems, despite the unfair way of life, they were kind to a defenseless cat.

the Ancient Oghuz in the representation of the artist

According to the researcher Ashley Harada (Ashleigh Haruda), in those days, the Oghuz contained only "useful" animals like cows, chickens and dogs. The results of the study to redefine their lives and prove that Turkic peoples were able to domesticate animals not only for what they can have and use to facilitate the work of animals could be Pets just because they're cute.

the Cat began to capture our hearts thousands of years ago — could not resist even the robbers of caravans.

It is Also worth noting that thousands of years ago on the territory of modern Kazakhstan cats are extremely rare. Perhaps discovered the cat has received concern because of its rarity pastoralists just wanted to have some "exotic" animal. There is even speculation that the Oghuz saw a cat during a visit to one of the nearby towns. Maybe they even stole from traders — this possibility cannot be ruled out.

Cats pose to scientists of great interest. Despite the fact that they live side by side with us, we still know very little about them know. On only one question "why do cats purr?" scientists are scratching their heads already far not the first decade. In multiple studies they made several important conclusions and the answer to this question can be called found — read .

Cats often find themselves at the center of scientific research

In General, we have on the website a lot of articles about Pets. Recently I mentioned that people kept dogs not just for protection — after all, there are driving rock. In its submission, I was told what time was invented by mankind to collect the sled dogs and . Recommended reading!

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