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Asian Geographic - - Picturesque - Me­sopotamia

c. 9,000–7,000 BC

After hu­mans in the Fer­tile Cres­cent first planted seeds and started farm­ing, they also be­gan do­mes­ti­cat­ing an­i­mals. Sheep and goats were the first an­i­mals to be tamed, fol­lowed by cat­tle, buf­falo, and horses. Hu­mans now had eas­ier ac­cess to wool, skins, milk, meat, and ma­nure to fer­tilise their crops. The first do­mes­ti­cated sheep and goats were most likely raised in Me­sopotamia in the Fer­tile Cres­cent. The do­mes­ti­ca­tion of sheep, cat­tle and horses was fol­lowed by camels, don­keys, pigs and chick­ens.

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