Domesticated Animals of the Iron Age

A British website offers an historic view of the breeds of animals which shared their lives with Iron Age people. These included sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, horses and fowl. The article includes photos of these breeds' ancestors.

According to the website:

"It was a long process to domesticate animals. With the aid of dogs, sheep and goats were the first to succumb. Pigs and cattle eventually followed, with chickens arriving from the continent.

Sheep were probably the most useful, not just for the meat and milk, but fat for candles and lamps, bones for tools, and wool to make warm comfortable clothing, ideally suited to the British weather."