The horned cattle include the humped oxen and buffaloes of India, and the yak of Tibet.
The abdomen is usually sharply bent between the third and fourth segments and has a characteristically humped appearance when straightened out.
Of the domestic animals, all remarkable for their small size, the chief are the black, humped cattle somewhat resembling the Indian variety, and sheep and goats.
On the paved platform were three-storey tower temples in whose ground-floor stood the stone images and altars, and before that of the war-god the green stone of sacrifice, humped so as to bend upward the body of the victim that the priest might more easily slash open the breast with his obsidian knife, tear out the heart and hold it up before the god, while the captor and his friends were waiting below for the carcase to be tumbled down the steps for them to carry home to be cooked for the feast of victory.
The finest cattle are of the humped variety, the bulls of the Baggara being trained to the saddle and to carry burdens.