An Archaeological and Historical Review of the Relationships between Felids and People

  title={An Archaeological and Historical Review of the Relationships between Felids and People},
  author={Eric Faure and Andrew C. Kitchener},
  pages={221 - 238}
ABSTRACT A review of the archaeological and historical records reveals several lines of evidence that people have had close relationships with felids. Almost 40% of felid species have been tamed on all continents, excluding Europe and Oceania, but only one species was domesticated. However, taming occurred mostly in five felid lineages, mostly in South and Central America, and Southwest Asia and North Africa, which is consistent with the early development of permanent human settlements and… 

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