This Week in the Ancient Near East

The Archaeology of Finger Licking Goodness, or, Why Did the Chicken Cross the Planet?

August 9, 2022

New data that show the chicken was domesticated vastly later than previously thought have shattered the poultry paradigm. Moreover, chickens were elite pets for centuries before someone decided to toss them in a pot. The myths of the archaic bird die hard in this fast moving and delicious episode.