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Sekhmet
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:39 pm    Post subject: Cats! Reply with quote

Yes, cats and archaeology is continuing to push back our knowledge of the ancients. Historically, Egypt has been considered as the place where cats were first domesticed with proof of this dating back to Egypt 2000 BCE.

However, in the July/August 2004, issue of Archaeology currently on newsstands pg. 14. There is a short article of a new discovery of domestication of cats dating back to 9,500 BCE on the island of Cyprus! The article states that during the discovery and recovery of the burial of a high status human in a Neolithic gravesite on Cyprus. A little more than a foot away was found the burial of the remains of a Neolithic wildcat. Both the human and cat were buried symmetrically with their heads facing west. Which the article suggests may indicate a close bond in life between the two. Anyway, it is believed that this discovery pushes back cat domestication by some 7,000 years.

I wish there had been more on this new discovery but there isn't.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, I nedd to get that magazine soo bad! I have no money lol, no one will hire me at 15! 4 months till my B-day, Ill have to hint around that! Very Happy That does sound interesting! Im not even in school anymore so I cant read their copy of it! lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PharoahKel wrote:
Ugh, I nedd to get that magazine soo bad! I have no money lol, no one will hire me at 15! 4 months till my B-day, Ill have to hint around that! Very Happy That does sound interesting! Im not even in school anymore so I cant read their copy of it! lol


Yo! Pharoah Kel, read it for free at your local Barns and Nobles Smile by the way it isn't that expensive only 4.99 plus tax Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sekhmet wrote:

Yo!
Haha! That made me laugh Very Happy I wanted to get a subscription though because otherwise I would end up missing a magazine or something. Im not the brightest crayon in the box. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...for some reason people tend to overexaggerate the ancient Egyptians' obsessiveness with cats. Unless it's just me.
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