Mans Best Friend – Ancient dog DNA shows humans are the dogs oldest companions
This isn’t a cheap ploy to put up dog pictures, and get likes.
Oh no, this story is based upon science and everything.
Analysis has shown that if we go back a long time, even longer than before the first lockdown, 11 thousand years ago, to be unprecise, dogs really liked humans.
This study has confirmed that dogs were domesticated before any other known species of animal, including cats which is good news for cat haters.
Speaking to the BBC, Dr Pontus Skoglund, co-author of the study at London’s Crick Institute, said
“Dogs are really unique in being this quite strange thing if you think about it when all people were still hunter-gatherers, they domesticate what is really a wild carnivore – wolves are pretty frightening in many parts of the world.
“The question of why did people do that? How did that come about? That’s what we’re ultimately interested in.”
A team that was made up of lots of people from different countries did some analysis of 27 ancient dog remains and compared them to modern dogs. The result showed that breeds like the Rhodesian Ridgeback from South Africa, retain traces of ancient indigenous dogs from the area.
Dogs are our oldest partner, and although they get on our nerves sometimes, we should remember that they are pretty loyal creatures.
Who else would stay with us for 11 thousand years?
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