They found a species of wildcat buried near a person on Cyprus about 9,500 years ago, a testament to the closeness of a cat-to-human relationship.
And since ancient Egypt, there are paintings – some 4,000 years old – depicting a cat, often sitting next to a woman’s chair.
Recently, new archaeological evidence on the relationship between humans and cats has been found in China.
The evidence, published on Monday in the Academy of Sciences Proceedings in the form of documents, includes a series of hypotheses about the relationship between humans and cats.
The story begins with agriculture. Around 5,560 – 5,280 years ago in the Shaanxi region of central China, humans went through an agricultural revolution.