Mystery of horse taming 'solved' by gene study

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Mystery of horse taming 'solved' by gene study

Postby NiceFarmer31 » Tue May 22, 2012 10:57 am

Horses were domesticated 6,000 years ago on the grasslands of Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, a genetic study shows.

Domestic horses then spread across Europe and Asia, breeding with wild mares along the way, research published in the journal PNAS suggests.

The work, by a Cambridge University team, brings together two competing theories on horse domestication.

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Re: Mystery of horse taming 'solved' by gene study

Postby peg4x4 » Sun May 27, 2012 3:24 pm

Jane Aule put that theory forward in her "Clan of the Cave Bear" books..
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