The Earliest Horse Harnessing and Milking

  title={The Earliest Horse Harnessing and Milking},
  author={Alan K Outram and Natalie A. Stear and Robin Bendrey and Sandra L. Olsen and Alexei K. Kasparov and Victor F Zaibert and Nick Thorpe and Richard P. Evershed},
  pages={1332 - 1335}
Horse domestication revolutionized transport, communications, and warfare in prehistory, yet the identification of early domestication processes has been problematic. Here, we present three independent lines of evidence demonstrating domestication in the Eneolithic Botai Culture of Kazakhstan, dating to about 3500 B.C.E. Metrical analysis of horse metacarpals shows that Botai horses resemble Bronze Age domestic horses rather than Paleolithic wild horses from the same region. Pathological… 
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References and Notes
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