New study suggests that dogs arrived in America only 10,000 years back

January 10, 2015 3:38 PM

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Scientists from the University of Illinois who have been studying the remains of ancient dogs found from both the American continents are now suggesting that dogs arrived in America only 10,000 years back. That is much later than the first humans landed on either North or South America using the land bridge which connects Siberia with North America. Till now, dogs were supposed to have arrived in America much earlier than that.

Lead study researcher Kelsey Witt who has earlier studied at the same university says, “Dogs are one of the earliest organisms to have migrated with humans to every continent, and I think that says a lot about the relationship dogs have had with humans. They can be a powerful tool when you’re lookin...

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