The new scientific work refutes earlier speculation that horse domestication first occurred in Turkey. The conclusions were made based on the analysis of genetic information.
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The remains of the first domesticated horses were used as material for the study. For a long time it was believed that these animals were tamed on the island of Anatolia. New results speak in favor of the fact that horses could have been brought to Turkey from the Eurasian steppe. This could have happened back in the Bronze Age. It was possible to tame this representative of the fauna about 5.5 thousand years ago, which forever changed the life of mankind. Animals have opened up a number of new possibilities affecting trade, travel and warfare.
In the course of the new work, its authors arranged an analysis of over 100 horse remains, reports Planet Today. They were found mainly on the territory of the ancient settlements of Anatolia and the Caucasus.