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    Default 33,000 Year Old Domesticated Dog

    A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with an equally ancient find in a cave in Belgium, indicates that modern dogs may be descended from multiple ancestors.

    Fido's Domesticated Skull

    While the article is cool since it appears that domesticated canines are older than anyone expected, the conclusion that domestication must have occurred separately in different regions ignores the other possibility: That dogs were first domesticated far earlier than 33kya in a place far, far away (from Belgium).
    Last edited by Cognito; January 25th, 2012 at 06:31 AM.
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