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Burials in Cyprus Suggest Cats Were Ancient Pets

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Science  09 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5668, pp. 189
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5668.189a

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As reported on page 259, a newly discovered cat skeleton unearthed in southern Cyprus has pushed back the date of our first cat companions by more than 5000 years.