Rise of the Doggie

By examining mitochondrial DNA sequences from 18 prehistoric canids from both Eurasia and the New World along with ones from 77 modern dogs, 49 wolves, four coyotes and three Chinese indigenous dogs, an international group of researchers reports in Science that modern dogs are related to canids from Europe. Further, they traced the timing of domestication to between 18,800 years and 32,100 years ago to the time of European hunter-gatherers.

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