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Throughout history, animals have played a key role in human life We have depended upon animals for › Food › Clothing › Transportation There is a symbiotic relationships between small animals and humans
People initially viewed animals as a source of food and used skins for clothing The first animal to go from prey to pet ( domesticated )was the wolf about 14,000 years ago People discovered that young wolf cubs could be trained They were used for hunting, guarding and herding. Evidence exists that some were even pets.
12,000 years ago Paleolithic tomb in Northern Israel Human was buried with a small dog The dead person’s hand had been arranged so it rested on the animal’s shoulder What do you think?
As people evolved from nomadic hunters to settled farmers about 8,000 years ago, animals changed too Working dogs were valued Cats became accepted as pets because the ate mice Birds of prey were used in hunting Small animals became pets starting with the Pharaohs of Egypt, Chinese Emperors, Greek and Roman nobility.
In medieval Europe, pet keeping was popular among the aristocracy and senior church clergy Lap dogs were fashionable with ladies Male nobles preferred hunting dogs and falcons Dog breeding spread throughout Europe as different types of hounds were developed for hunting specific animals
Pet keeping wasn’t generally accepted until the end of the 17 th century It wasn’t common with the middle class until the late 18 th century One of the first competitive dog shows took place in Britain in 1859 for the Pointer and Setter breeds Pets were not considered appropriate for lower class people
Pets now have a number of roles › Ornamental Status Symbol (Paris Hilton) › Helpers (Seeing Eye Dogs) › Companions (Family Pet) Companionship is the number one reason for pet ownership. Growing awareness of positive effects the pet to person relationship can have on human health and well being Taken From: ed/topic/453505/pet
Create a timeline of the evolution of pets Be sure to include each of the following time periods › Prehistoric › Ancient Civilizations › Middle Ages › Victorian Times › Modern Society
What does the term Domestication mean? Describe a symbiotic relationship between animals and humans. Name one time period and the use of small animals at that time.
Domestication of small animals: topic/453505/pet topic/453505/pet The Evolution of Pet Ownership: Dog/Article-Library/The-Evolution-of-Pet- Ownership.aspx Dog/Article-Library/The-Evolution-of-Pet- Ownership.aspx
Social Studies I, A, 2, a; Social Studies II, B, 5, a-b; Social Studies II, B, 6, b