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28 Dec 2021 7:50 p.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2021 4:22 p.m. PST

"The earliest domesticated horses on the archaeological record were discovered at Botai in Central Asia and date to around 3,500 B.C. They are not, however, the ancestors of any modern domesticated horse lineage. To pinpoint the unknown geographic origins of the domesticated horse, an interdisciplinary team of researchers embarked on the largest genetic study of horses to date, analyzing the skeletal remains of 273 equids from the Iberian Peninsula and other regions of Eurasia ranging in date from 50,000 years ago to 200 B.C.

The genetic information extracted from the remains was sequenced at the geneticists at the University of Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier and the University of Évry, and then compared to the genomes of modern domestic horses. The study found that the ancestor horses of all domesticated horses in existence today were first domesticated in the northern Caucasus steppes…"


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2021 10:29 p.m. PST

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