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Earliest evidence of loss of seasonal egg laying in chickens

Cosmos Magazine - Tue 2 Apr 24

While some of us are still asking “why did the chicken cross the road?” an international team of researchers has been answering a different question: when did humans begin raising them ...

New research reveals that chickens were widely raised across southern Central Asia from 400 BCE

Phys.org - Tue 2 Apr 24

Chickens are one of the most economically important animals in the world today. However, the story of their origins and dispersal across the ancient world is still poorly understood. In fact, ...

Why did the chicken cross the (Silk) Road? Scientists find first evidence of chickens bred for eggs

ZME Science - Tue 2 Apr 24

New archaeological and biomolecular findings reveal that chickens were domesticated for egg-laying purposes as early as 400 BCE in Central Asia.

Why chickens probably crossed the Silk Road

Popular Science - Tue 2 Apr 24

Chickens were likely widely raised across southern Central Asia from 400 BCE through medieval periods. Deposit Photos The mystery of what came first, the chicken or the ...

What Came First the Chicken or the Egg? Discovery of Ancient Eggshells Rewrites Chicken History

SciTechDaily - Mon 8 Apr 24

New research shows that chickens were extensively bred throughout southern Central Asia from 400 BCE to the medieval era, and their spread was probably facilitated...

The Genetic Puzzle of Human Migration: Solved at Last?

SciTechDaily - Sun 7 Apr 24

All modern non-African human groups originated from ancestors who migrated out of Africa over 60,000 years ago. How long did it take for these separations...

When did the chicken cross the road? New evidence from Central Asia

ScienceDaily - Tue 2 Apr 24

An international team of scholars present the earliest clear archaeological and biomolecular evidence for the raising of chickens for egg production, based on material from 12 archaeological ...

When did the chicken cross the road? New evidence from Central Asia, Science Blog - Tue 2 Apr 24
When did the chicken cross the road? New evidence from Central Asia, Eurekalert - Tue 2 Apr 24

Study: Chickens Were Widely Raised across Southern Central Asia as Early as 400 BCE

Sci.News - Tue 2 Apr 24

Archaeologists have examined ancient chicken eggshells from 13 different archaeological sites, spanning a period of a millennium and a half. The post Study: Chickens Were Widely Raised across ...