Dogs may have been domesticated around 15,000 years ago, new research says

February 8, 2015 10:47 PM

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New evidence suggests that dogs might have been domesticated around 15,000 years ago, joining forces with humanity as they established their first permanent settlements.

Researchers from Skidmore College used 3D imaging techniques in the analysis of several fossil skulls to discover that dogs had evolved from their wolf ancestors much more recently that originally thought. Older research studies had made the suggestion that dogs had been present during humanity’s hu...

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