A lateral view of a Palaeolithic dog from the Goyet cave (Belgium), calibrated age of 36,000 years Before the Present. Thalmann et al. believe the species represented by this fossil to be an ancient sister-group to all modern dogs and wolves, rather than a direct ancestor. [Image courtesy of Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences]
If I had been around, canines would not have been domesticated....way to needy.
This is very interesting.
This would apply more to cats, who would've been attracted by the rodents eating the grain.
A Paleolithic Canis lupus ate my cave-baby
I picked out a sheet of material like you see in showers that is slick and strong. Had a workman install that wall and she never approached that wall again. She knew she couldn't get through it. I gave her cardboard boxes to dig in the sides of the boxes and she put holes in those boxes.
She never found a mouse or a rat in the holes she dug but I could have told her she wouldn't find any.
When did man invent bacon? Connect the dots! ;^)
I watch that Westminster Kennel Club show every year. I keep hoping that a Weiner dog will leap into the stands and grab someone by the throat. I know....not much chance of that happening. More likely Chihuahuas.
“Before the Present”
Haven’t seen that one before. I thought the current New Age circumlocution to avoid “BC” and “AD” was “BCE” and “CE”. Is “Before the Present” a new and improved way to be hip?
(Interesting thread, BTW, SunkenCiv, and not intending to take the domestication history of canines down a side alley.)
So I would guess we have two competing hypotheses:
A. Farming people domesticated wolf/dogs to help protect their fields.
B. Hunter/gatherers domesticate wolf/dogs to help them find game or other food.
The new evidence favors B for now.
without directly saying it, the report suggests (a) domestication of canines occurred earlier in Europe than elsewhere and (b) possibly very very much earlier, and (c) which MAY explain the cultural roots in some Asian societies where eating canines STILL has some adherents today (and was even more common in the past we modern humans know about)