domestication

Oldest evidence of the human-canine relationship

When a puppy was found buried with a human skeleton in 1978 at a site called Ain Mallaha in Israel, it was estimated to be around 8,000 to 10,000 years old. The image (see left) shows the skeleton – thought to be a village elder – resting his hand protectively on top of the puppy’s […]

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The origin of dog; new DNA evidence

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Much has been written about the domestication of dogs over the years; research has pointed to Fido’s ancestor being from one line of wolf, and domestication happening at one time anywhere between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago (depending on which study you pick).  However, new evidence from researchers at the University of Oxford (working as […]

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