History of sheep

Events

Sheep Were First Domesticated

8000 BC

Threshold 7 - Agriculture

Approx. 5,000 BC

Humans Learn to Spin Wool

3500 BC

Bronze Age - Sheep with characteristics similar to the modern breeds were wide spread throughout Western Asia.

2300 BC

The First Sheep were Brought to England

800 BC - 500 BC

10,000 sheep in the American colonies

1664 CE

America was exporting wool goods

1698 CE

Threshold 8 - The Modern Revolution

1800 CE

Dolly the sheep was cloned

July 5, 1996 CE

Dolly the sheep was the world's first mammal to be cloned

Today

2017 CE