Scientist Finds Evidence Of Oldest Domesticated Dog In Americas

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.

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