Aurochs were still around in AD 600

From Science Daily: Predecessor of Cows, The Aurochs, Were Still Living In The Netherlands Around AD 600.

Archaeological researchers at the University of Groningen have discovered that the aurochs, the predecessor of our present-day cow, lived in the Netherlands for longer than originally assumed. Remains of bones recently retrieved from a horn core found in Holwerd (Friesland, Netherlands), show that the aurochs became extinct in around AD 600 and not in the fourth century. [continue].

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  1. Is that where “ox” comes from? I’ve always wondered about the word “ox” since it seems like such a basic word, like ‘dirt’ or ‘come’–not artsy like ‘diotomaceous earth’ or ‘advance hitherward’.

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