terça-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2012

Ancient Domesticated Dog Skull Found in Siberian Cave: 33,000 Years Old

The 33,000-year-old skull of a domesticated dog
was extraordinarily well preserved in the Razboinichya
cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia.
(Credit: Image courtesy of Greg Hodgins)
ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and, together with an equally ancient find in a cave in Belgium, indicates that modern dogs may be descended from multiple ancestors.

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