Appendix (2) - Domestication of Animals

Historical Timelines for the Domestication of Animals

 

The following is a list of estimated dates and times for animals domestication:

  • Dog, Wolf, Western Asia (Israel, Iraq), 12,000 to 14,000 years ago
  • Pig, Boar, Southeast Turkey, Syria, 9,000 to 10,000 years ago
  • Goat, Bezoar goat, Western Asia (Iran), 9,000 to 10,000 years ago
    goat in Mesopotamia Sheep, Asiatic moufflon, Western Asia (Turkey, Syria), 9,000 years ago
  • Cattle, Aurochs, Western Asia (Turkey), 6,000 to 8,000 years ago
  • Cat, Cat, Northeast Africa, 5,000 years ago
  • Chicken, Jungle Fowl, Southern Asia, 8,000 to 4,000 years ago
  • Reindeer, Reindeer , Northern Eurasia, Unknown
  • Llama, Guanaco?, South America , 7,000 years ago
  • Alpaca, Llama species?, South America, 7,000 years ago
  • Horse, Horse, Central Asia , 6,000 years ago
  • Donkey, Ass , Arabia, North Africa, 6,000 years ago
  • Water buffalo, Water buffalo, Southern Asia, 6,000 years ago
  • Dromedary camel, camel , Arabia, 5,500 years ago
  • Bactrian camel, Camel, Central Asia, 5,500 years ago
  • Ducks, Ducks, Southeast Asia, 5,000 years ago
  • Guinea pig, Cavy, Andes in South America, 4,500 years ago
  • Guinea fowl, Guinea fowl, North Africa, 2,300 years ago
  • Mithan, Gaur, Southeast Asia, Unknown
  • Bali cattle, Banteng, Southeast Asia, Unknown
  • Rabbit, Rabbit, Iberia , Roman Era