[LMB] OT: Domestication of animals-dogs

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Tue Mar 25 04:20:40 GMT 2014


On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 09:02:16PM -0700, CE wrote:

> friendly. Then when they were more domesticated, they could have
> displayed useful traits like barking at animals you'd want kept away,

Or barking at and attacking people sneaking up on you.

Wheat and other cereals might have been accidentally domesticated, too.
People gathering wild seed, some getting scattered nearby, people
collecting more/heavier grains without any intention of doing so for
farming etc.

Doesn't work so well for corn, where the nearest relative is pretty
crappy.

-xx- Damien X-) 


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