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Ancient genome analyses reveal mosaic pattern of goat domestication thousands of years ago

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Ancient genome analyses reveal mosaic pattern of goat domestication thousands of years ago
An international team of scientists, led by geneticists from Trinity College Dublin, have sequenced the genomes from ancient goat bones from areas in the Fertile Crescent where goats were first domesticated around 8,500 BC. They reveal a 10,000-year history of local farmer practices featuring genetic exchange both with the wild and among domesticated herds, and selection by early farmers.
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