A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals / Edition 1by Juliet Clutton-Brock
Pub. Date: 10/22/1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Humans have manipulated and changed the way of life of other mammals for thousands of years. This new second edition of A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals explores recent progress in understanding the origins of domestication and its spread, both biologically and culturally, across the world. The author includes current archaeological evidence for the earliest dating of domestication of each species, reflecting the recent growth of such studies. This second edition is printed in full color throughout.
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Table of ContentsPreface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The meat supply of hunter-gatherers; Section I. Animal Partners: 2. The process of domestication; 3. Selective breeding and the definition of a breed; 4. Dogs; 5. The origins of domestic livestock - why bother to farm?; 6. Sheep and goats; 7. Cattle; 8. Pigs; 9. Horses; 10. Asses, mules and hinnies; Section II. Exploited Captives: 11. Cats; 12. Elephants; 13. Camels and llamas; 14. Reindeer; 15. Asiatic cattle, excluding the zebu; Section III. Small Mammals: 16. The rabbit and the ferret; 17. Rodents and carnivores exploited for food and fur; Section IV. Experimental Domestication and Ranching, Past and Present: 18. The cheetah, aquatic mammals, deer and bovids; Conclusions - The geography of domestication; Appendix I. Nomenclature of the domestic mammals; Appendix II. Climatic sequences and archaeological divisions of the Quaternary period; References and further reading; Index.
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