Timeline: Domestication of Sheep

Events

Sheep were Domesticated

Approx. 9000 BC

They were domesticated in Central Asia

Wool clothing worn in Babylon

4000 BC

wool was spun on drop spindles

Sheep introduced to british isles

55 BC

Spinning Wheel invented

1200 AD

Sheep were brought to America

Approx. 1493 AD

Cortez took sheep to Mexico

1549

England forbid the import of sheep from America

Approx. 1600

The Pilgrims smuggled sheep to the U.S.

1635 AD

The colonies passed a law requiring youth to learn to spin wool

1664 AD

America starts Exporting Wool

1698

The flying shuttle was developed

1733

The English made trading wool crime punishable

1750

Invention of the spinning jenny

1764 AD

The first american woolen mill was established

1769 AD

Water Frame was invented

1769