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Genomic and archaeological evidence suggest a dual origin of domestic dogs

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The geographic and temporal origins of dogs remain controversial. We generated genetic sequences from 59 ancient dogs and a complete (28x) genome of a late Neolithic dog (dated to ~4800 calendar years before the present) from Ireland. Our analyses revealed a deep split separating modern East Asian and Western Eurasian dogs. Surprisingly, the date of this divergence (~14,000 to 6400 years ago) occurs commensurate with, or several millennia after, the first appearance of dogs in Europe and East...

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10.1126/science.aaf3161

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.) Journal website
Volume:
352
Issue:
6290
Pages:
1228-1231
Publication date:
2016-06-03
Acceptance date:
2016-04-25
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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pubs:625631
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uuid:3a20b349-414a-41ea-85e6-0b1d4cdea59b
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pubs:625631
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625631
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2016-06-10

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