Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, there were few stock animals in the New World. The largest domesticated animal in the Americas - the llama - weighed only about 300 pounds (136 kg) which greatly limited its ability to carry heavy loads. Horses and oxen, brought across the Atlantic as early as the beginning of the 16th century, would become invaluable tools in the transformation of the New World landscape. Oxen were employed in much of the heavy-lifting involved in clearing forests for fields and pastures, while horses served as speedy modes of transportation and weapons of war.
|Civilization IV: Colonization Buildings|
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