University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Endre Nyerges

Traditional Pastoralism

An Evolutionary Perspective

By: Endre Nyerges

Archaeological evidence indicates that the earliest domestication of sheep and goats occurred in the Middle East about 10,000 years ago. Originally a part of a mixed farming economy, sheep and goat herding came to predominate over vast regions of African and Asian grazing lands. When pastoralism developed as a specialization in its own right we […]