Skip to comments.Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas
Posted on 04/17/2018 5:40:02 AM PDT by C19fan
A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas.
Radiocarbon dating of the dogs bones shows they were 1,500 years older than thought, zooarchaeologist Angela Perri said April 13 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The previous age estimate was based on a radiocarbon analysis of burned wood found in one of the animals graves. Until now, nearly 9,300-year-old remains of dogs eaten by humans at a Texas site were the oldest physical evidence of American canines.
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Maybe the "First Americans" came from Korea, not Siberia?
I think nearly all cultures ate dogs as a last option. Some of the Koreans/Chinese/Vietnamese eat dogs as according to chinese medicine it has some medicinal properties
They didn’t have cows, horses, goats, sheep or chickens. Kind of makes me wonder what the Aztecs put in their tacos in those big cities they had.
Dogs lived with humans 10,000 years ago!!
Thats a newsflash?
In the Americias
Were Native Americans especially slow?
Humans don’t bury their food. It’s easy to determine if an animal was revered or eaten.
I’ve got one of those. Best dog I’ve ever owned.
You had to ask...
Marvin Harris says all the sacrificial killing was about providing protein. There was a whole industry of butchering and distributing the human bodies after they were thrown down from the altar.
Right you are. No culture or people has a corner on feasting on Fido:
Science was slow to prove how long ago domesticated dogs were in the Americas.
Well, I’ll take my European Boxer breed, Thank You. Still cool to know we have an indigenous dog from thousands of years ago right in my stomping grounds.
American scientists are slow too?
Lots of Dixie Dingo pictures on that thread.
So they didn’t throw those sacrificed into ditches like in that movie?
“Marvin Harris says all the sacrificial killing was about providing protein.”
I remember the wholesale sacrificial slaughter (from WAY back in my college history classes), but don’t remember anything being mentioned about cannibalism. It makes sense though in a blood-lust culture like that. I’m betting that aspect was left out in my college texts...or, maybe just not known when I attended college (just after the Renaissance).
I’ll look for Cannibals and Kings at the library. Thanks.
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