Wednesday, 25 January 2012

33,000 years of companionship

Another article in the news today talks about finding domesticated dog bones dating from 33,000 years ago. This skeleton also suggests that dogs didn't have one common ancestor but evolved from several different ancestors. This reasoning comes from several different dig sites in Siberia and Belgium.

They also state that dogs may have been domesticated before any other animal such as sheep and cows. This is pretty significant as it suggests that humans domesticated dogs for other reasons such as protection and maybe even on hunts, compared to cows and sheep which were used for milk, meat and wool etc.

Check out the full article here:

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