Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dog’s Domestication 33,000 years ago?

What the studies have come up with is that dogs became domesticated some thirty three thousand years ago or possibly more based on three independent radiocarbon dating facilities.

Susan Crockford who wrote Rhythms of Life said: The Razboinichya dog find demonstrates that the right wolf/human conditions suitable for getting domestication started were present at least 33,000 years ago. However, such conditions would have had to be present continuously stable for many wolf generations, perhaps twenty over about forty years for the domestication process to generate a true dog.

This is pretty amazing on how prehistoric dogs were around so long ago and who really knows how smart or how domesticated they were back then.I guess we will have to rely on research to answer that.

Read the article by Jennifer Viegas here.

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