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Comparison of Wild and Domesticated Goats
After dogs, goats (and sheep) were among the earliest animals to be domesticated. Evidence from archaeological sites in Iran indicates that sheep and goats were domesticated about 9,000-10,000 years ago. As animals became domesticated, their physical appearances changed. These images show the physical differences between a wild goat (left) and a domesticated goat (right). As just one example, in wild goats the horns sweep backwards like a curved sword, while in domesticated goats the horns are a twisted, corkscrew shape.
Name: Comparison of Wild and Domesticated Goats
Material: Digital photographs
Left: 3,039 × 2,014 pixels
Right: 800 × 600 pixels
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(accessed April 27, 2010).
Creative Commons Copyright. Attribution: Netzach Farbiash.
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic License (accessed April 27, 2010).
Director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago