Donkey Domestication

  title={Donkey Domestication},
  author={Birgitta Kimura and Fiona B. Marshall and Albano Beja-Pereira and Connie J. Mulligan},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
Donkeys are one of the least studied large domestic animals, even though they are economically important in many regions of the world. They are predominantly used as transport animals. Consequently, they are not kept in large numbers and this limits the number of archaeological specimens available for study. The donkey’s closest relative is the African wild ass, and genetic studies and zooarchaeological analyses of early donkeys indicate domestication of two genetically separate groups of wild… 
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