8th century BCE

The presence of domestic fowl unknown until then (in the Iberian Peninsula) in Phoenician settlements along the Andalusian coasts, and its rapid spread as an animal resource among indigenous peoples, led to the introduction of poultry farming and poultry becoming a normal part of people’s diet during the first millennium. This contribution and that of domestic donkeys are the two most important and lasting contributions to animal husbandry in towns and villages in all antiquity. The entire traditional Andalusian economy is affected by the use of these resources as a food resource and a means of transport. [Not me. This caught Julia’s attention.]

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