To try to settle the question, a collaboration of scientists principally from CNRS, the French Natural History Museum (MNHN), the University of Aberdeen, the Chinese Academy of Social Science and the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology undertook a geometric morphometric analysis, which, in the absence of ancient DNA, is the only way of differentiating the bones of such small cats, which have very similar morphologies whose differences are often imperceptible using conventional techniques.
The scientists analyzed the mandibles of five cats from Shaanxi and Henan dating from 3500 to 2900 BC.
We are glad to announce that CTA will host a Plug & Play Event during the next conference on Grain Trade in West Africa, in November 2016, in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.
CTA’s Plug & Play Event is the « Tech-Dating for Agriculture » which allows ICT4Ag innovators to demonstrate their systems in-turns thereby allowing participants to experience as many innovations that is of interest.
Was this evidence of a relationship between small Chinese cats and humans in the fourth millennium BC in China?
All of today's domestic cats descend from the African and Near Eastern form of the wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica).
During the first phase, pre-pottery Neolithic A (PPNA), circles of massive T-shaped stone pillars were erected, the world's oldest known megaliths.
More than 200 pillars in about 20 circles are currently known through geophysical surveys.
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