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Dawn of the Dog Article

A very important and fascinating subject to undertake.  Here’s an interesting new article about the domestication of dogs from Science. Dogs were the very first thing humans domesticated—before any plant, before any other animal. Yet despite decades of study, researchers … Continue reading

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First dairying in green Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium bc

Interesting stuff from Nature, 20 June 2012: “In the prehistoric green Sahara of Holocene North Africa—in contrast to the Neolithic of Europe and Eurasia—a reliance on cattle, sheep and goats emerged as a stable and widespread way of life, long … Continue reading

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The Age of Dogs

Its seems the date of dog domestication keeps being pushed further back in time.  Recent finds in the Altai mountains of Siberia indicate domestication by 33,000 B.P., near the peak of the last ice-age.  The specimen shows paedomophism in the … Continue reading

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