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.
posted on 11/17/2013 5:31:03 PM PST
Except that hypothesis A makes no sense for a number of reasons and would have occurred tens of thousands of years (using standard archaeological timelines) after the known origin of canine domestication.
I know that this is the first time Ive heard it and I don't think anyone seriously believes it. I suspect a confused writer.
posted on 11/18/2013 10:13:42 AM PST
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