mardi 31 mars 2009

(in reference to the development of agriculture in ancient China)

"Animals were also important - the pig was domesticated by 5500 BCE (independently of south-west Asia) and the chicken (for the first time anywhere in the world) by about 5000 BCE."          - Clive Ponting, A New Green History of the World

I'm not sure why this brings such a sense of pride in me, more so than any other Chinese achievement. I suppose it pleases me that I can now feel patriotic every time I eat chicken.

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