"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein
Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:25 PM
Horses were domesticated 6,000 years ago on the grasslands of Ukraine, southwest Russia and west Kazakhstan, a genetic study shows.
Domestic horses then spread across Europe and Asia, breeding with wild mares along the way, research published in the journal PNAS suggests.
The work, by a Cambridge University team, brings together two competing theories on horse domestication.
The matter has been hotly contested by scientists.