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The Campaign for Wool – Day 4 – A short history of Ovis musimon

After their first domestication in the Middle East around 9,000 BC, all modern sheep can trace their lineage back to two ancestral breeds; one unidentified and the other the tiny mouflon Ovis musimon.  Sheep fertilised the ground they grazed on, allowing agriculture to flourish.  The Latin for sheep Ovis and the English Ewe both emerge from the Sanskrit avi which means … Read the full article here >