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Common House Cat Skull
BC-131 $100.00

The common house cat originated from the wildcat Felis silvestris lybica and has appeared in the archaeological record. On the island of Cyprus, a 9,500-year-old grave site revealed a cat carefully buried with a human. Given that cats are not native to Cyprus, it's reasonable to say that domestication predated that burial. Domestication of the wildcat likely coincided with the domestication of crops; perhaps their value for ridding human grain storage areas of large numbers of rats and mice was recognized and the farmers eventually saw their value as "partners" in pest control.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Felis catus (Felis domesticus) BC-131 4" Long, 2 1/2" Wide, 2" High $100.00
TOTAL 100.00