Humans and Bos: When Did We Start Eating Cow?

I’m not quite sure what to make of this. The article is kind of interesting. A new species of Bos has been discovered in Buia, Eritrea dating to about one million years ago. Apparently the dig also yielded human remains. Continue reading

Was The Turkey Domesticated Twice?

A paper in PNAS looks at that question. The paper, Ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis reveals complexity of indigenous North American turkey domestication looks at the motchondrial DNA of 200 turkey samples (including 149 bones and 39 coprolites from 38 archaeologica sites). Also included were 276 domestic and wild turkey sequences from GenBank.

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