#WildernessRevival; appreciate nature they way your ancestors used to. .
Today we are talking about our animal companions, dogs! They encourage us to stay connected to our wild, outdoors-loving, selves! Did you know that Europeans were the first to domesticate dogs?
“Man’s best friend gained that title in Europe, according to a new study that pinpoints the origin of dog domestication to between 18,800 and 32,100 years ago.
The study places the origin of dogs before the rise of agriculture, suggesting that human hunter-gatherers tamed the wolf. Whereas previous genetic studies had placed the origin of dogs in the Middle East or Asia, this research is the first to focus on the genetics of ancient dogs, rather than looking at modern dogs and trying to extrapolate back.
“All modern dogs analyzed in our study were closely related to either ancient dogs and wolves from Europe or modern wolves from there,” study scientist Olaf Thalmann, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turku in Finland, told LiveScience…”
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