by Nora Jay
“House cat ancestors’ remains found in Polish caves—2,000 miles from home
The discovery of 7,000-year-old remains of the Near Eastern wildcat in Europe adds a new
wrinkle to the cat’s evolutionary story. …
[T]he feline’s presence suggests it was comfortable living alongside, if not exactly with, humans—
an important step on the road to becoming fully domesticated.”
Unearthed remains of house cats’ distant kith
Reveal a step towards domestication:
Living alongside, not exactly with.
A step, they say. I’d say a destination.