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The origin of the tabby coat and other cat mysteries revealed

The distinctive pattern of the tabby cat's coat emerged in the Middle Ages and didn't become common until the 18th Century, new research has found.
This is just one finding from a large study that used DNA analysis to trace the geographic dispersal and domestication of cats from ancient to modern times.

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How cats conquered the ancient world

The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind.
Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats about 9,000 years ago.
Then, a few thousand years later, cats spread out of ancient Egypt along maritime trade routes.

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Domestic cats around the world can trace their origins back to the Middle East's Fertile Crescent, according to a genetic study in Science journal.
They may have been domesticated by early farming communities, experts say.
The study suggests the progenitors of today's cats split from their wild counterparts more than 100,000 years ago - much earlier than once thought.

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