Ancient Egyptian Kitten Skeletons Hint at Cat Domestication
The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, found in an Egyptian cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt by nearly 2,000 years.
Felis silvestris Credit: Luc Viatour / www.Lucnix.be
Bone measurements suggest the cats belonged to the species Felis silvestris, the European wildcat shown here. These cats are the likely ancestors of modern housecats.