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History of chickens – India and China

By | 2017-10-19T08:21:50+00:00 June 12th, 2017|China, Food, India|

Clay hen whistle from Mohenjo Daro (ca. 2700 BC, now in Brooklyn Museum) Long ago, lots of wild chickens lived in India and East Asia (China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam). That's where people first domesticated (tamed) chickens, maybe around 7000 BC. Recent genetic evidence shows that people tamed chickens in two different places: [...]