Onlangs begonnen aan The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World van David W. Anthony. Af en toe wel erg wetenschappelijk, maar over het algemeen wel interessante materie. Zie deze recensie in de NY Times voor meer info.

Perhaps the most important moment came with the domestication of horses, first accomplished around 4,800 years ago, at least 2,000 years after cattle, sheep, pigs and goats had been domesticated in other parts of the world. Initially, horses were most likely tamed to serve as an easy source of meat [..] Later, they became skilled warriors whose spoked-wheel chariots sped them to battle and spread their language even farther.