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Disease: A hitherto unexplored constraint on the spread of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) in Pre-Columbian South America

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Although debate continues, there is agreement that dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) were first domesticated in Eurasia, spreading from there to other parts of the world. However, while that expansion already extended as far as Europe, China, and North America by the early Holocene, dogs spread into (and south of) the tropics only much later. In South America, for example, the earliest well attested instances of their presence do not reach back much beyond 3000 cal. BC, and dogs were still absent...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10963-017-9111-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology; Archaeology Institute
Oxford college:
St Hughs College
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of World Prehistory Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
301–349
Publication date:
2017-11-05
Acceptance date:
2017-05-02
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EISSN:
1573-7802
ISSN:
0892-7537
Pubs id:
pubs:736881
URN:
uri:d8a39ad5-d7ba-4a1a-ba57-1bc484844d8c
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uuid:d8a39ad5-d7ba-4a1a-ba57-1bc484844d8c
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pubs:736881

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