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TABLE 5.1 Common Western Domestic Animals and Their Context

Domestic Animal

Wild Ancestor

Earliest Human Association/Domestication

Common Name

Scientific Name

Common Name

Scientific Name

Time

Dog

Canis familaris

Gray wolf

C. lupus

13,000–17,000 B.P.

House sparrow

Passer domesticus

Sparrow

Passer predomesticus

Earliest Neolithic

Pigeon

Columba livia

Rock dove

Same

Upper Pleistocene?

House mouse

Mus domesticus

Gray mouse

Mus musculus

12,000 B.P.

Black rat

Rattus rattus

Same

Same

<12,000 B.P.

Brown rat

Rattus norvegicus

Same

Same

<5,500 B.P.

Goat

Capra hircus

Bezoar

Capra aegagrus

11,000 B.P.

Sheep

Ovis aries

Mouflon

O. orientalis

12,000 B.P.

Taurine cattle

Bos taurus

Auroch

Bos primigenius primigenius

11,000–10,500 B.P.

Zeboid cattle

Bos indicus

Auroch

Bos primigenius namadicus

9,000 B.P.

Pig

Sus domesticus

Wild boar

Sus scrofia

10,500 B.P.



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