This is without a doubt the best early example of a domesticated horse
sculpture," Zarins maintains.
Instead, they found the horses descended from one of the earliest known groups of domesticated horses
, called Botai horses, found in northern Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago.
Genetic research, published in Science, shows that the Przewalski horse, considered to be the last wild species on Earth, is in fact a descendant of the earliest domesticated horses
Colic causes pain in a horse's stomach and is the leading cause of premature death in domesticated horses
By 2000 BCE horses were pulling chariots in Eurasia, and by 1500 BCE domesticated horses
were well ensconced in the Levant and Egypt.
2011) and Y chromosome evidence because two fixed Y chromosome variations were detected in domesticated horses
and Prezewalski's horses (Wallner et al.
have no living ancestors, so Ludovic Orlando of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues sequenced the genomes of a 16,000-year-old and a 43,000-year-old horse, both excavated near Krasnoyarsk, Russia.