RE: Equids

24 Dec 1994 03:51:46 GMT

In <3denej$> writes:
` Actually, although the earliest evidence for the domestication of the
` horse consists of bridles from sites in Siberia, circa 6500 BC, there
` is considerable evidence, tooth wear, various bone lesions, that suggests
` the horse was domesticated from at least four places independently.

You keep mentioning this siberian evidence. I've never heard of it.
Siberia is not exactly a useful place for horses, being all bogs
and conifer forest. The earliest evidence of which I'm aware is
from the steppes of the ukraine, which makes much more sense.
What's your reference for this siberian material?

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