Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"From the Cave to the Kennel"

". . .what the evolutionary history of the dog tells us about another animal: ourselves. From a cave in France, a new picture has emerged of canines as our prehistoric soulmates."

A fascinating article by Mark Derr, author of How the Dog Became the Dog: From Wolves to Our Best Friends.  

Photo by Scotti Cohn

"The standard explanation was that once the dump-diver became a dog, humans took charge of its evolution through selective breeding, choosing those with desired traits and culling those who came up short. This account is now falling apart in the face of new genetic analyses and recently discovered fossils."  - Mark Derr

Photo by Scotti Cohn

Read the full article HERE.

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