At that time, the farmers had a little bit of a problem: Rodents. Archaeologists in Quanhucun village have found an ancient rodent cave leading to an ancient seed storage pit.
The storage vessels found in the village corners feature smooth surfaces, elements that appear to be designed to defend against zokors (mole-like rodents).
Much evidence of rodent bones found suggests they consume quite a bit of millet. “Apparently the rodents ate the farmer’s grain,” Marshall said.
The peasants finally found help in their fight against rodents: It was a cat.
Archaeologists have found eight cat bones in holes. When they look at the isotopes in the bones, they can detect traces of food the cats ate, and you may not know that the cats ate the animals, which ate a lot of their grain. human.
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