Ep 153: Wait… she had a dog?



Wait… she had a dog?

The La Brea Woman was found in close association with the remains of a domesticated dog. Her remains have been dated to between 9,000 and 10,000 years ago. Were there dogs that early in North America? How long ago were dogs domesticated?

Here are articles about the oldest dog fossil.

Dogs Domesticated 33,000 Years Ago, Skull Suggests

World’s first dog lived 31,700 years ago

Here’s an article about 26,000-year old footprints of a human child, that are seemingly accompanied by the pawprints of a dog.

26,000-Year-Old Footprints In Chauvet Cave: Oldest Evidence Of Human-Canine Relationship

Here’s an article about human footprints in North America, that include dog pawprints.

Oldest Human Footprints in the Southwest Discovered at Tucson Construction Site

Here’s an article about the oldest dog fossil found in North America.

Researcher finds oldest known domesticated dog in Americas

And here’s a video and an article about the experiments with silver foxes, when they were selected for tameness.

Dmitry Belyaev and Fox Experiments

Fox experiment is replaying domestication in fast-forward


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