Fantastic Domesticates and Where to Find them - Old World - Ep 65

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In this episode of A Life in Ruins podcast, The hosts have another off the rails discussion about domesticates. This time however, talking llamas, guinea pigs, camels, horses, goats, and dogs. You might notice that not all of them are Old World Domesticates. Honestly, you’ll just have to listen to the episode understand.

It is actually a very thoughtful and funny conversation about the idiosyncrasies of domestication, animal behavior, and how humans interact with animals.

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Literature Recommendations

  • not "Guns Germs and Steel"
  • National Geographic Resource Library Encyclopedic Entry: Domestication
  • Journal of Young Investigators: Our Furry Friends: the History of Animal Domestication
  • American Museum of Natural History: Domestication Timeline
  • Melinda A. Zeder 2008 "Domestication and early agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin: Origins, diffusion, and impact" in PNAS
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Farm Animals
  • Serge Morand et al. 2014 "Domesticated animals and human infectious diseases of zoonotic origins: Domestication time matters" in Infection, Genetics and Evolution
  • University of Liverpool 16 May 2014. "Domesticated animals provide vital link to emergence of new diseases." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily.

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