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Posts tagged domestication

April 26, 2012


black and white llama

Did You Know That Llamas Helped The Inca Empire?

Scientists analyzing ancient lake mud think that the success and development of the Inca empire was partially due to llama dung.

August 25, 2011


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Sunflowers: A North American Crop

IU doctoral graduates make the case for an eastern U.S. origin of the domestication of sunflowers.

September 21, 2010


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10 Awesome Things To Know About Your Pet

Why does my pet do that? A Moment of Science gathers some of our favorite pet-related podcasts.

February 15, 2010



Dmitry Belyaev, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, And Domestication

How did animals slowly become domesticated? Find out how Dmitry Belyaev selected foxes based on tameness.

November 19, 2007


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The Domestication of Cats

Many people believe that cats became domesticated in Egypt, but a genetic study suggests that feline ancestors originally came from more humble roots.

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