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Tue May 8, 2012, 09:27 AM

Mystery of horse taming 'solved' by gene study

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17943974


Przewalski’s horses are the closest wild relatives of the domestic horse


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.

The matter has been hotly contested by scientists.

Archaeological evidence suggests horses were tamed in the western part of the Eurasian Steppe (Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan).

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Tue May 8, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. Interesting article

- thanks for sharing.

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Tue May 8, 2012, 09:44 PM

2. The Kurgan Hypothesis for the origin of the Indo-European languages keeps...

...being vindicated more and more.

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