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Domesticated dog tooth found near Stonehenge

The 7,000-year-old tooth of a domesticated dog has been found at Blick Mead, the oldest known settlement in the area around Stonehenge. Scientific investigation of a dog’s tooth found at a site one mile from Stonehenge has thrown up a number of exciting discoveries, said archaeologist David Jacques, who leads the

Ancient canine remains unearthed in South Dakota

A number of ancient canine bones have been found at the Mitchell village site in South Dakota. Perri said the Mitchell site is interesting because it allows researchers to learn about dog species before European breeds were introduced, and the vast amount of canine material shows Native Americans in the village

2,000-year-old canine burials found in Siberia

The remains of five dogs buried 2,000 years ago have been found in Siberia. The dogs were likely involved in various tasks in the ancient Arctic village, including pulling sleds, he said. The remains of two sleds, as well as a carved bone knife handle thought to depict a sled dog

Mummified emains of Pleistocene puppy autopsied

The remains of a 12,400-year-old puppy found in the Siberian permafrost has undergone autopsy. The puppies died in a landslide, it is thought, and they were sealed in the permafrost leading to mummification. Archaeologist Alexander Kandyba, from the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography in Novosibirsk, obtained tools made of bone at

Sequencing the DNA of New Zealand’s first dog

Researchers have sequenced the entire genome of the kur?, a now-extinctdog whose remains were recovered from Wairau Bar, an ancient Polynesian site in New Zealand. Kur? were smallish dogs about the size of cocker spaniels and were brought to New Zealand from East Polynesia in the colonising canoes that arrived in

Dogs came to the Americas 10,000 years ago

A mitochondrial DNA study carried out on the remains of 84 dogs collected from over a dozen ancient sites has revealed that dogs came to the New World only 10,000 years ago. In some samples, the team found significant genetic similarities with American wolves, indicating that some of the dogs interbred

Canine pot burials found in Egypt

The remains of dogs found in burial pots have been uncovered at the archaeological site of Abydos in Egypt. “Of the many jars that were recovered, only 13 have thus far been properly investigated. Of these, four were empty, three contained ibises, and five were filled with dogs,” Ikram said. While three

1,000-year-old dog remains found in Peru

The remains of over 100 dogs, buried with their owners, have been unearthed at the Maranga Archaeological Complex in Lima, Peru. Sixty-two complete canine remains were found along with seventy-five incomplete remains according to Peru’s El Comercio.  All the dog skeletons were found in resting positions alongside human remains.  The dogs

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