Cat domestication: From farms to sofas

Years before they conquered the Internet, cats colonized our sofas. This video summarizes the same study featured in How Cats Conquered the World.

The researchers analyzed DNA from over 200 cat remains and found that farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats 9,000 years ago, before a second wave of cat domestication a few thousand years later in ancient Egypt.

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