TITLE

The Origins of Domestic Cattle

AUTHOR(S)
SWAMINATHAN, NIKHIL
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Archaeology;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses DNA evidence of prehistoric cattle bones found in Iran showing that all taurine cattle were descended from a herd of about 80 cows, suggesting that cattle domestication was not a widespread practice in the Neolithic period in the Near East.
ACCESSION #
78029579

 

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