Dogs domesticated in Africa, not East Asia
Published on August 4th, 2009 | by Admin1
The huge genetic diversity of dogs found in East Asia had led many scientists to conclude that domestication began there. But new research published in the journal PNAS shows the DNA of dogs in African villages is just as varied.
Today’s dogs are descended from Eurasian grey wolves, domesticated between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago.