Age, Sex, and Old Goats

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Science  24 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5461, pp. 2174-2175
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5461.2174

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The time period during which our ancestors first moved from a hunter to a pastoral lifestyle has long been debated. In a Perspective, Curtis Marean discusses new findings (Zeder and Hesse) suggesting that the first step in domestication of wild goats occurred about 10,000 years ago in the Zagros mountains of Iran and Iraq.