Origin of Dogs: New Findings

ts_thalmann1HR_feat_FREEDogs’ origins lie in Europe: First domesticated canines did not live in China or Middle East, DNA study finds
By Tina Hesman Saey
November 14, 2013
Read the story at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dogs%E2%80%99-origins-lie-europe

Another take on this story, entitled ‘Dogs Likely Originated in Europe More Than 18,000 Years Ago, Biologists Report‘ is based on materials provided by the University of California/Los Angeles. Read the story at:

Nov. 14, 2013 – “Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter-gathers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved in to dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists report” (from Science News).


A related by earlier story — ‘Siberian Fossil Revealed to be One of the Oldest Known Domestic Dogs‘, at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130306221139.htm

Mar. 6, 2013 — “Analysis of DNA extracted from a fossil tooth recovered in southern Siberia confirms that the tooth belonged to one of the oldest known ancestors of the modern dog, and is described in research published March 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Anna Druzhkova from the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Russian Federation, and colleagues from other institutions.” You can read this story at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130306221139.htm

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