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www.smithsonianmag.com/history/a-brief-history-of-house-cats-158390681

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.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.petmd.com/cat/behavior/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.

www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/06/domesticated-cats-dna-genetics-pets...

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 ...

www.animalbehaviorcollege.com/blog/a-history-of-cat-domestication

/ A History of Cat Domestication. A History of Cat Domestication. March 1, 2016 By Sandy Robins Leave a Comment. When and where felines went from wild animals to adored companions. There’s no doubt cats are the world’s leading companion animal. Moreover, their domestic history on how they came to enjoy curling up on our laps and weaving ...

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 or a farm cat, which are pets, or a feral cat, which ranges freely and avoids human contact. House cats are valued by humans for companionship and for their ...

www.researchgate.net/publication/297163879_Domestication_and_history_of_the_cat

Domestication and history of the cat. ... The first domestic cats had limited utility and initiated their domestication among the earliest agricultural Neolithic settlements in the Near East ...

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Do you give ancient Egypt credit for the domestication of cats? That’s what many people think! But, with some new evidence, it seems that cats became our cud...

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

Unfortunately, because cat domestication is believed to have started so long ago, history doesn't offer written manuals that explain every step of the process.

pets.thenest.com/long-dogs-cats-domesticated-8595.html

History of Cats. Cats were first domesticated in the Near East about 10,000 years ago. The modern domestic cat is descended from a wild ancestor called Felis silvestris lybica. All 600 million housecats in the world can be traced back to five females of this species. They lived in forests before they moved into villages.