New burial suggests cats have been domesticated far longer than we thought

Ancient Egyptians were burying (and, presumably, domesticating) cats 2000 years earlier than scientists previously thought.

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  1. IMB says:

    Pfft, 'domesticated', like we had any control over them. You mean they had trained their human servants for much longer than we originally thought.

  2. Paraphrasing Walt Kelly's comment on the then-new investigations of echolocation:

    "It should never be forgotten that, all the time we were domesticating cats, cats had an excellent opportunity to domesticate us."

    (My two have declined to dignify this observation with a comment.)

  3. Meaning cats were jerks who expected free stuff even longer than we thought.

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