Live Science reports:
Long-lost cultures are sometimes known by the goods they leave behind. The Neolithic Corded Ware people of Europe, for example, got their name from the distinctive decorated pottery they made. If today’s humans ever get a similar moniker, we might be known as the Chicken People.
Domesticated chickens, it turns out, could be a signpost for future archaeologists that screams, “Humans were here!” The total weight of the species Gallus gallus domesticus not only exceeds the weight of all wild birds combined, domesticated chickens also carry distinctive signs of industrialized farming in their very bones.