Modern Dogs Evolved From A Single Population of Wolves About 40,000 Years Ago

Research led by Krishna Veeramah at Stony Brook University on ancient DNA extracted from two 7,000-year-old and 4,700-year-old dog fossils discovered in Germany indicates modern dogs probably descended from just one population of wolves that lived continuously in Europe for millennia, sometime between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. They did this by counting the genetic differences, and estimating how... Continue Reading →

Ancient DNA Indicates Domesticated Dogs Descended from South East Asian Wolves 33,000 Years Ago

A new study in Cell Research,suggests dogs were domesticated in Southeast Asia. The team sequenced the entire genomes of 12 gray wolves, 27 dogs indigenous to Asia and Africa and a collection of 19 diverse breeds from across the globe. Their analysis reveals that there was two phases of dog domestication. Firstly, there was on began in... Continue Reading →

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