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As foxes were kept as domestic animals tribes of the Bronze Age 4 300 years ago
Foxes were preserved as favorites for the Bronze Age tribes 4300 years ago and buried together with their human masters, with new research.
The remnants found in two ancient cemeteries in Spain showed how thousands of years ago foxes were laid along with their human and dog companions.
Foxes are harder to curb than other animals due to "stubborn wildlife," experts say. It was believed that they had never been tamed.
Two ancient cemeteries where foxes were buried thousands of years ago suggests that people were once as close to animals as we were to dogs ( photo file) 19659007] But the discovery of four foxes – and a large number STI dogs – sites of Catalonia in Barcelona and Lleida, known as Can Roqueta and Minferri, prove otherwise.
The study also showed that burial of people along with domestic animals was widespread. Funeral practice – from 2300 to 1000 years BC – to the era of early to middle bronze.
Dr. Aurora Grande d'Anglead, a paleontologist at the University of Coruña in Spain, said: "The case of the Foxes of Kan Rocket is very special because it is an old animal with a broken leg.
" The fracture is still in place in the process of healing and shows signs that people have been immobilized and cured.
"The feeding of this animal is very unusual, since it is more like a puppy dog."
"We interpret it as a domestic animal that has lived for a long time with humans."
Dr. Grande d'Angards said: "We have found in some cases that dogs have received a special kind of food, we believe that this is related to their functioning as working dogs."
"In addition, one of the foxes shows signs that there was already a pet in those days. "” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
Remains found in Spain showed that they
The results of her team are based on an analysis of fox bones, 37 dogs, 19 goats, cows and sheep, as well as 64.
Exhausted chemicals known as the isotopes that discovered the food that the animals would have been eating thousands of years ago
The three foxes of Münferr had a diverse diet similar to that of the dogs
In two tombs found on the spot The remains of the three specimens were found along with variates our animals.
Dr. Ariadne Nieto Espinet, an archaeologist at the University of Lleida, said: "One of them was the body of an old man with remnants of an entire cow and feet to seven goats.
were found the remains of a young woman feeding a whole goat, two foxes and a horn Livestock.
The other contained a human body, possibly a woman, accompanied by whole bodies of two cows and two dogs.
Dr. Nieto Espinet said: "We still do not know why only a few people would have the right or privilege to be buried with it. type of offers, unlike what happens to the vast majority of van. "
In Can Roqueta, clear distinctions were observed in the fields of domestic animals in the tomb of men, women, and even children
From this we can conclude that there is a succession of social status from birth.
Niote Espinet said that Pets are a very important part of farm and livestock farms. The Economics of the Bronze Age – and the lives of some people in life.
She added: "This may be an indicator of the wealth of the deceased or of his or her family or family."
species such as cattle and dogs, two from n ybilsh animals often repeated in funeral offerings are those that could play a fundamental role in the economy and labor, as well as the symbolic world, becoming a command of the elements, prestige and security. 19659032] Foxes are harder to curb than other animals due to "stubborn wildlife", experts say, so they were thought to have never been domesticated (photo file) ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
Foxes are harder to curb than other animals because of "stubborn wildlife", experts say, so they were thought to have never been domesticated (photo)
In Can Roqueta was even special                                signs of disturbance in the vertebrate, related transporting heavy objects.
"People probably searched for high-carbohydrate diets because animals developed more active work that required immediate calorie intake."
sheep and goats were mostly herbivores. Their function was probably to provide milk, meat or wool, rather than serving as a labor force.
People and dogs showed signs of moderate consumption of animal protein.
Dr. Grandal said: "There is not a lot of money – they could be, for example, derived from milk."
The objects that were also found on excavations included sieve serving as "cheese-making devices"
. The main role of dogs in the Bronze Age, when the livestock, together with agriculture, was the basis of the economy, was to supervise and guide herds.
They were also responsible for the care of populated areas, the risk associated with the frequent presence of dangerous animals such as wolves or bears.
Similar pathologies have also been recently discovered in the vertebrae of Siberian Paleolithic dogs, which suggests that one of the first tasks since the beginning of their domestication was the slaughter of sleds
Her role as a transport animal in the first migrations and movements of people through glacial Europe could Being fundamental and much more important than it was considered until recently . 6]