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[The origins of dogs: archaeozoology, genetics, and ancient DNA].

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The domestication of the dog from the wolf was a key step in the pathway that led to the Neolithic revolution. The earliest fossil dogs, dated to the end of the last glacial period (17,000 to 12,000 years ago), have been found in Russia, Germany and the Middle East. No dogs are represented in the naturalistic art of the European Upper Palaeolithic, suggesting that dogs were introduced at a later date. Genetic studies of extant dog and wolf mitochondrial DNA sequences were interpreted in favou...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Journal:
Medicina nei secoli
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
741-754
Publication date:
2006-01-01
ISSN:
0394-9001
URN:
uuid:8aed33d1-5f73-4f77-b810-aac1034b5bbc
Source identifiers:
209407
Local pid:
pubs:209407

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