The first “domesticated” rodents appeared in the dwellings of hunter-gatherers naturisme culture lived on the territory of Israel and the Levant.
At the National center for scientific research of France has determined, when the “home” of the mouse. It is reported by the scientific journal Scientific Reports.
Experts studied fragments of bones and teeth of more than 800 mice from the ancient sites of people. Their age ranged from 3 to 40 thousand years.
Archaeologists came to the conclusion that the first “domestic” rodents appeared about 14.5 thousand years ago.It is noteworthy that this occurred before the birth of agriculture.
Previously it was assumed that the first domestic cats and mouse appeared about 10 thousand years ago in the middle East, where farming originated.
The first “domesticated” rodents appeared in the dwellings of hunter-gatherers naturisme culture lived on the territory of Israel and the Levant. About 15 thousand years ago, they have not yet mastered animal husbandry and agriculture, but switched to a settled way of life.
Scientists say that for unknown reasons, the rodents from the Middle East did not spread to the North with the first farmers-migrants. The “invasion” of mice in Europe came later – about 6.5 thousand years ago.
Earlier it was reported that scientists have uncovered details of human sacrifice of the Mayans and the Aztecs. Also the Correspondent wrote that were found the oldest traces of Homo sapiens in Europe.