Old dog, new tricks: Study IDs 9,400-year-old mutt
IoES & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Robert Wayne is quoted in an Associated Press story.
Nearly 10,000 years ago, man's best friend provided protection and companionship — and an occasional meal.
That's what researchers are saying after finding a bone fragment from what they are calling the earliest confirmed domesticated dog in the Americas.
There are archaeological records of dogs going back 31,000 years from a site in Belgium, 26,000 years in the Czech Republic and 15,000 years in Siberia, said Robert Wayne, a professor of evolutionary biology at UCLA and a dog evolution expert.
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Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011