Flora and Fauna | Science

Study: Cats May Have First Cuddled Up With People 5,300 Years Ago

NPR | Dec. 18, 2013 3:34 p.m.

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but new research shows that cats may have been humanity’s companions for thousands of years. For more on the feline’s long history with people, Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Fiona Marshall, an archaeologist at Washington University in St. Louis, and co-author of a study that looks at how cats may have been domesticated almost 5,300 years ago in China.

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