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17th-century camel skeleton found in Austria

The complete skeleton of a camel from the Second Ottoman War has been found in Austria. In addition to horses, the Ottoman army also used camels for transportation and as riding animals. In cases of scarcity, the soldiers also ate the animal’s flesh. But the skeleton found in Tullnwas complete. “This

New dates for domesticated camels in Israel

New radiocarbon dates for domesticated camel remains found in Israel have revealed that the animals did not arrive in the area until the 9th century B.C., 300 years later than previously thought. Now Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef and Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures

Evidence found for early camel domestication

Archaeologists working in the United Arab Emirates have found 3,000-year-old evidence of domesticated wild camels. “We’ve found evidence that we traded with the rest of Arabia during this time, and that was not really possible until the camel was domesticated.” Last week the team unearthed painted figurines of camels with saddles on

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