Domestication Of Animals And Animals

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The human way of living has changed from what it was 12,000 years ago. Humans used to have a "precarious journey through a hostile world in an unceasing search for food". Gone are the days when humans migrated looking for food and being hunter gatherers. They have changed from being hunter gatherers to being herdsmen, which is a major turning point in history. The change to herding in humans meant that they had to domesticate. Domestication is the taming of an organism to convert it to domestic use. Domestication however differs from taming in a sense that with domestication, both the behaviour and the physical characteristics of an organism can change. Domesticated organisms live in close contact with humans, mainly because they are beneficial to them. Domestication is the taming of an organism to convert it to domestic use. With domestication both the behaviour and the physical characteristics of an organism can change. Domesticated organisms live in close contact with humans, mainly because they are beneficial to them. Domestication may have started at the end of the Pleistocene, when the large animals which humans primarily relied on for food became extinct, they had to look at smaller game and plants as a source of food. Consequently the domestication of plants and animals came about when the early humans had to start taming wild plants and animals for their benefit. They achieved this by selective breeding which is aided by natural selection and mutations working
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