Early Taming of the Cat in Cyprus

@article{Vigne2004EarlyTO,
  title={Early Taming of the Cat in Cyprus},
  author={Jean-Denis Vigne and Jean Guilaine and Karyne Debue and La Haye and P. G{\'e}rard},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={304},
  pages={259 - 259}
}
It is generally accepted that cats were first domesticated in ancient Egypt ([ 1 ][1]–[ 3 ][2]), at the latest by the 20th to 19th century B.C. (Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty) ([ 4 ][3]). However, several finds from Cyprus suggest that the origins of cat taming were earlier. A cat mandible at the 

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