Prehistoric Fauna From Shanidar, Iraq

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Science  26 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3626, pp. 1565-1566
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3626.1565


A comparative analysis of the faunal material from Shanidar Cave and the nearby proto-Neolithic site of Zawi Chemi Shanidar indicates that sheep were domesticated at Zawi Chemi Shanidar at the beginning of the 9th millennium B.C., more than 1000 years earlier than the earliest known evidence of animal husbandry.