How We Domesticated Cats (Twice)

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    A 9,500 year old burial in Cyprus represents some of the oldest known evidence of human/cat companionships anywhere in the world. But when did this close relationship between humans and cats start? And how did humans help cats take over the world?
    Big thanks to these paleoartists for allowing us to use their wonderful illustrations:
    Julio Lacerda (who illustrated the Cyprus grave site): 252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda
    Ceri Thomas (who illustrated Felis silvestris lybica): alphynix.tumblr.com/
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    Comments

    1. SNoop420

      Dog:I luv u hooman Cats:Feed me or die

    2. Eyedubya1001

      Another delightful video

    3. Dragon Slayer

      Sylvester: Tho that's where I got my name!

    4. E DJ

      Next: how we domesticated humans

    5. mica davis

      Wait a minute, what was that about baboon feat B in the Egyptian excavation diagram?

    6. Titanus Rodan

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="442">7:22</a> "Cats have Achieved World Domination" Real Wholesome

    7. Kain James

      Cats are not domesticated . Not completely anyway . Also cats are quite pointless and should all be put down .

    8. Antony Bellingham

      WOW, remarkable preserved man and cat, even got their clothes on.

    9. Nepse 76

      In Cypros, it started with some cats taken over by boat from Turkey. After 9000 years, guess what?

    10. squirrel

      Humans are a bigger infestation than cats. 500+ million cats vs 8+ billion humans

    11. Uuber _og

      Me : * clicks video * Cat : It’s is true young one...

    12. Eric King

      may god bless and keep you always: good people

    13. Seamus Holmberg - Chappell

      Felis catus?? What happened to familiarus?

    14. KvAT

      How cats domesticated humans

    15. Sarah Hopkins

      My cat watched this with me and looked very smug the entire time

    16. Kaloian Ivanov

      Takkar from FarCry Primal domesticated them all

    17. Tarrabyte

      Did anybody just randomly get like a recommendation by this channel from this video?I liked it but I'm just like why are my recommendations recommending me here?

    18. Fred Geno

      Cats on ships keep mice down

    19. Company loves misery

      I used to love cats. I used to think they were far more intelligent and clean than dogs. Having lived with my girlfriend's cat for several months now... cats are some of the most obnoxious things that have ever lived. At least in domesticated settings. Like every wild animal, they play a role in a wild ecosystem.

    20. Mats F.

      Well it was punishable by death to hurt cats in the Egyptian era, they were offered gold and milk by people, and then at the later ages of their life they got mummified which was sacred thing for higher people.

    21. Yaki Gesher-Zion

      Cats are all over Greece Cyprus and Israel

    22. OlioBGMOTI - Bulgaria

      I asked myself the same questions just a few minutes ago and couldnt fall asleep. 3 am thoughts be like

    23. NotGeo

      Ive been in cyprus there are a lot of cats a lot evry 100m u can find a cat

    24. veritum

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="34">0:34</a> Two Bros chilling in a dug grave 5 feet apart coz they're best friend

    25. CATlord

      i live in cyprus lol

    26. Christian

      Ok it's cute that they buried them together, but did they wait for it to die or did they kill it?

    27. Licht

      Ancient kitties :3

    28. Sylph Sylph

      kinnnda unlucky for you...my 2 cats do have some..quirk like closing the light switch if they find it annoying but peeing on the laundry? really? ,you mustve got the worst of the bunch x)

    29. ベジータ

      I hate all pets in general but video is quite nice.

    30. Princess Cove

      The Egyptians were smart, they knew there was something special about cats, if a pet cat died the family would go into a similar state of mourning as if a family member died. See that's what a cat needs, not treats like dogs, they need respect

    31. Luật Dương

      Cat actually domesticated us to feed them and provide shelter. It's all their masterplan. That's why you see cats looking at you everywhere you go because they keep surveillance to ensure maximum cooperation. I need to go, my cat is wak

    32. Виктория Ассорова

      В Кипре найдено захоронение 9 500-летнее, которое представляет собой одно из старейших известных в мире свидетельств общения между людьми и кошками. Захоронение представляет собой, захоронение кошки и человека. Но когда начались эти тесные отношения между людьми и кошками? И как люди помогли кошкам захватить мир? Большое спасибо художникам за то, что они позволили нам использовать их замечательные иллюстрации: Хулио Ласерда (который проиллюстрировал захоронение на Кипре): 252mya.com/gallery/julio-lacerda и Цери Томас alphynix.tumblr.com/ Произведено в сотрудничестве с PBS Digital Studios: ussel.info Супер особая благодарность людям помогавшим в создании этого видео: Кэти Фихтнер, Энтони Каллаган, Джина Виглиетти, Лаура Санборн, Джек Арбакл, Дэвид Сьюэлл, Антон Брил, Бен Торсон, Андрей, MissyElliottSmith, Сверкающий Спенсер, Захари Спенсер, Стефан Вебер, Илья Мурашов, Роберт Амлон Лонг, По Мерри Снейдман, Джон Ванек, Эсмеральда Рупп-Спангл, Грегори Донован, Габриэль Кортез, Маркус Лежон, Роберт Аревало, Роберт Хилл, Тодд Диттман, Бетси Рэдли, PS, Филипп Слингерланд, Эрик Вонк, Хенрик Петери, Джонатан Райт, Джон Монтейро, Джеймс Бординг, Брэд Николлс, Майлз Частон, Майкл Макклеллан, Джефф Грэм, Мария Хамфри, Натан Пэкетт, Коннор Дженсен, Дайсуке Гото, Хьюберт Рэди, Грегори Кинц, Тайсон Клири, Чендлер Басс, Жоао Аскенсао, Тси Ли, Алекс Ян

    33. EGO ANDREAS

      Most of us in Cyprus Love cats. It's true that they have become a trademark of the island

      1. UNIVERSAL SPACE EXPEDITIONER

        Κύπρος γη Γατική !

    34. Marc Duncan

      We haven't domesticated them we think we have they stick around for easy food that's it.

    35. puking emoji

      Imagine if dinosaur and human co exist at the same time and we domesticated them

    36. Airheuènegé A air

      they were insane big, the back leg were strong

    37. WSProductions

      8 month old!!!!! That’s tooo Young! I’m sad now

    38. ZIEGLER MONSTER

      you did a great job

    39. S Lauko

      I like cats

    40. Neal Campion

      Cat: walks into human village looking for food Human: so you have chosen, DOMESTICATION!

    41. Rando Badando

      We didn't domesticate cats, cats domesticated us. Twice.

    42. DK Dempcey Knight DK

      "Who wants chicken, who wants liver? Meow Mix Meow Mix please deliver! " Go ahead I dare ya to sing that commercial in my house! See, hear, experience what happens!

    43. SnK Views

      The only idea I got out of this was, were there really guys who sported the man-bun back in the day?

    44. Mig Caro

      no thst cat died with a human sacrifice beside it

    45. LeKnight Studios

      Is that an ocelot

    46. Orion Tomashevska

      Dogs: our best friends Cats: our overlords

    47. Jake Ryker

      Humans: Well, the dogs helped us a lot... let's try cats. Cats: 💤😴 Is it time to eat yet?

    48. Era Aion

      When you said "Millet" you showed a picture of corn kernels, smooth.

    49. Onyxx Productions

      I always try to imagine the first human to ever see a kitten... awwwww

    50. Lost Aquarian

      That cat killed that guy, that's why they're together, locked to the death.

    51. A Biss

      Maybe our pet cats should treat us a little bit more with respect, You hear that Benny.

    52. Chiks

      More like how cats domesticated us

    53. fausto123

      I live with 23 of those 600.000.000 cats

    54. Chocolate Pie

      they're cute

    55. Adam Cajander

      This man talks like he's reading an encyclopedia at 3x normal conversation speed. It's so dry. Attenborough, where you at bro?

    56. Modern Witch

      It's not a coincidence that Goddess Venus being born in Cyprus has many cats in the country....as cats symbolizes femininity.

    57. Sunlion

      “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.” - Christopher Hitchens

    58. JohnDoe080283

      wake up!! they domestiCATed us (twice)!!!!

    59. Jojo

      Dogs: loyal till the end Cats: feed me

    60. Somaya Raj

      Meoowww

    61. clarkewi

      fascinating.

    62. Chiara Bond

      Interesting

    63. Tensai55

      If cats are peeing anywhere other than the litter box, there's a problem. The litter box might need to be cleaned more often. You might need an additional litter box (a general rule of thumb is 2 for one cat, then an additional 1 for *each* cat after that). They might have a urinary tract infection (cats are prone to these). Or it might be a result of any other number of things - especially if they're declawed.

    64. Adam Francis

      It seems dogs are fully domesticated. Cats are only partially domesticated. A Cat goes out solo, patrols a territory and will still kill prey, no matter how well fed ...

    65. Wolfpaw #

      I love cats and dogs. I like how the history of this. they hunted for us back then now here they are. Cats are here with us now

    66. Wolfpaw #

      Ok cat video we’re are the cat haters 😡. Because I see lost of people say that cats are Heratless THARE NOT cats are sassy and. I love it

    67. Paladin Rense

      They don't wanna be fed, they wanna hunt

    68. A S

      I looooovee tabby cats!!

    69. Cypher791

      “For some reason these people let us sleep in front of the fire all day in exchange for nothing..”

    70. Grabaciones de Siwkann

      Where is twice? -1

    71. William Kapelanski

      "ancient kitties"

    72. Sena T

      Me looking at my cats and thinking: How we failed domesticating cats (twice)?

    73. Charlymaumushi

      Tricky. They are still not domesticated. XD

    74. Rough collies

      My cat definitely domesticated me

    75. Naouali Nizar

      South west Asia => Middle East

    76. Elia Rigolini

      We didn't domesticate cats. *They domesticated us.*

    77. D D

      Hey all you cool cats and kittens

    78. Valentin Islas

      All videos say we never domesticated cats... and yet this one video says we did... LMAO bruh, has these peoples ever had a cat? HA #DOWNVOTE

    79. King Croc

      something tells me the Engineers, our creators, came back around 10,000-20,000 years ago, and genetically engineered the wolves that had evolved here millions of years ago when they put us all here, and they took the small-big cats like cheateahs bobcats or whatever and genetically engineered them and gave them to use as offerings, like you would offer your child a toy. they then left. and well yeah there ya go. your dog has no soul.

    80. A New Earth

      we need to know the genetic variation of cats because some can hunt rats and snakes while others fail at controlling them