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8 08, 2017

Bison history – North America

By |2019-02-14T21:24:52-07:00August 8th, 2017|Environment, North America|0 Comments

Bison history: A bison losing his warm winter coat Bison or buffalo? Bison (we used to call them buffalo) are a kind of cattle, like cows. Like other cows such as the aurochs, bison came originally from Asia, and they probably travelled over a land bridge to get to North America. More about cattle And the aurochs North American [...]

12 06, 2017

Who domesticated cattle? History of cows

By |2019-07-15T21:53:18-07:00June 12th, 2017|Central Asia|0 Comments

History of cows: Cows in a field The wild auroch Cattle are the tame version of the wild aurochs that used to live on the grass plains of Asia, Africa, and Europe. What is an aurochs? Evolution of mammals All our biology articles About 7000 BC, people in North Africa began to keep [...]

31 05, 2017

Environment of Central Asia

By |2019-03-10T06:51:26-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Environment|0 Comments

Central Asian steppe What is the steppe? By the time the first Neanderthals reached Central Asia, maybe about 100,000 BC, most of Central Asia was covered by hundreds of miles of tall grass, like the prairies of South Dakota or Nebraska in North America. There were hardly any trees, and not much water. [...]

31 05, 2017

What is an aurochs? Central Asian Environment

By |2019-02-06T08:28:00-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Environment|0 Comments

Cave painting of a herd of aurochs (about 14000 BC) When did the aurochs evolve? Around fifty million years ago, after the dinosaurs died, large mammals started to evolve from smaller mammals that came earlier. Because grass had evolved only recently, about 100 million years ago, there weren't yet very many animals that ate grass, [...]

31 05, 2017

What was the Silk Road? Central Asian Economy

By |2018-09-26T08:36:48-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Economy|0 Comments

Mongol herdsman Hunting wild animals The first people moved into Central Asia about 50,000 BC. They were probably following the big animals that they hunted for food and leather skins - the wild aurochs and the wild horse. The great grasslands of Central Asia were a good place for aurochs and horses, because [...]