Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lambayeque civilizations domesticated cats found

The Ventarrón site which belongs to one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas, has given up a lot of amazing discoveries. This latest discovery creates interest about the early animal domestication.

Ignacio Alva, son of famous Peruvian archeologist Walter Alva, has revealed a huge collection of animal bones, mostly felines from the Peruvian Amazon on the other side of the Andes mountains.

The combined group of investigators have concluded that the ancient Lambayeque people were breeding felines at the site. The theory as to why is not at all different from the reason other ancient civilizations, such as in ancient Egypt, kept cats – as a means to control vermin in what was a time of a rapidly expanding and delicate new invention… agriculture.

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