What’s interesting is not just that a scientist found an ancient bone fragment, it’s where he found it. The 9,400 year old fragment was found in a “human paleofecal sample”—really, really old poop. Which means this dog was someone’s supper. The dog was probably 25-30 lbs. and is closely related to a Peruvian species of dog. According to studies, dogs were eaten in times of famine and at celebrations. It’s unknown if the bone fragment came from a dog raised to be food or if it was a companion/working dog.