In an excavation of a village in Austria, where people lived in the early Middle Ages, around the sixth to eighth centuries, archaeologists found people buried with their chickens and other goods. The cockerels were buried with men and the hens with women. And the cocks buried with the high-status men had longer fighting spurs than the chickens buried with poorer men.The earliest evidence for domesticated chickens is thousands of years older than the first evidence of chickens being raised for food.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Chickens and People