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www.thoughtco.com/cat-history-and-domestication-170651

There are two difficulties inherent in determining when and how cats were domesticated: one is that domesticated cats can and do interbreed with their feral cousins; the other is that the primary indicator of cat domestication is their sociability or docility, traits not easily identified in the archaeological record.

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-house...

A Brief History of House Cats ... Of course, there is such a thing as the domestic cat, and cats and humans have enjoyed a mostly symbiotic relationship for thousands of years. But the quips do ...

www.petmd.com/.../history-cats-look-feline-domestication

The house cat is perhaps more beloved around the world than ever before. But many cat lovers know very little about the history of these animals they take into their families. Learn more about the history of the human-cat relationship.

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/domesticated-cats-dna...

In true feline form, cats took their time deciding whether to jump into humans’ laps. In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, DNA analysis suggests that cats lived for ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat

The cat (Felis catus) is a small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from wild members of the family. The cat is either a house cat, kept as a pet, or a feral cat, freely ranging and avoiding human contact. A house cat is valued by humans for companionship and for its ability to hunt rodents.

www.researchgate.net/publication/297163879_Domestication...

PDF | Although the ancestors of the domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) first appeared about 35 million years ago (MYA) during the late Eocene, the cat family or Felidae, to which all living cat ...

www.alleycat.org/resources/the-natural-history-of-the-cat

Understanding cats’ place in history and human evolution reveals how very recently domestic cats came indoors and how millions of this species—feral cats—continue to live healthy lives outdoors today, as all domestic cats are biologically adapted to do. Origins of the Domestic Cat

mentalfloss.com/article/72188/how-were-cats-domesticated

How Were Cats Domesticated? BY Andrew LaSane. ... because cat domestication is believed to have started so long ago, history doesn't offer written manuals that explain every step of the process.

www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/d/domestic-cat

Domestic cats remain largely carnivorous, and have evolved a simple gut appropriate for raw meat. They also retain the rough tongue that can help them clean every last morsel from an animal bone ...