Wednesday 19 September 2018

Dogs with us for 40,000 years

Domestic dogs may have a pedigree that dates back almost 40,000 years to when modern humans started colonising Europe and Asia, new research has shown.

Previous studies have indicated that the ancestors of modern-day dogs diverged from wolves no more than 16,000 years ago, after the last Ice Age.

But new evidence from a small bone found in a remote region of Siberia indicates that the special relationship between man and dog is much older

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