added by archaeologs A cave in the Aures Mountains of eastern Algeria which has yielded the clearest picture yet available of early North African pastoralism by a ‘Capsian Neolithic’ population. The first appearance of small stock (sheep and/or goats) appears broadly to have coincided with the beginning of pottery manufacture. Small stock were kept by transhumant herders in the Aures from the 5th millennium be. By the 3rd millennium small domestic cattle are also attested.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983