Sunday, October 23, 2011

Archaeology Update

Archaeologists find earliest domestication of chickens in China: Chickens began being domesticated in China about 8,000 years ago, far earlier than in the rest of the world,according to a recent study on fossils uncovered in north China's Hebei Province.

Archaeologists said they had unearthed 116 fossil specimens from 23 types of animals, including pig, dog, chicken, tortoise, fish, and clam, at the Cishan Site, a Neolithic village relic in the city of Wu'an.

1 comment:

Toby O'B said...

All these millennia later, and you still can't take a clam out on a leash.....