Fauna of Çatal Hüyük: Evidence for Early Cattle Domestication in Anatolia

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Science  11 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3876, pp. 177-179
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3876.177


Analysis of the remains of cattle from Çatal Hüyük indicates that cattle were domesticated in Anatolia by 5800 B.C., and strongly suggests that they were probably domestic at least 500 years earlier. This is the earliest known evidence for the domestication of cattle in the Near East.

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