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Researchers Challenge The Origins Of Domestic Dogs

Science & Tech  (tags: science, dogs, animals, DNA, Asia, Africa, Egypt, wolves, humans, technology, research, study, investigation, discovery )

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Scientists have long concluded that domestication of canines began in East Asia, due to the huge genetic diversity of dogs found there. But new research published in the journal PNAS shows the DNA of dogs in African villages is just as varied.

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mary f (202)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 3:58 am
very interesting thanks tom

Susan d (61)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 5:42 am
Well if we all originated in Africa it makes sense that dogs did too!

BernadetteP P (72)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 6:32 am
interesting item tom

Audra R (31)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 6:46 pm
Good article-thank you!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 1:55 am
Thanks Tom. Ya know, anthropologists and paleontologists have found the curious evidence that man's use of fire began in several different places at approximately the same time (not just in one place and then was taught to others and spread that way). So why not domestication of dogs? The wolf has always been very prevalent on every continenent and we could imagine that the "founding fathers" of dogs existed in Africa in prehistoric times, too.
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