Dating between people and dogs

Many thousands of years ago, somewhere in western Eurasia, humans domesticated grey wolves.


They’re the field’s best hope for getting firm answers to questions that have hounded them for decades.

And among those fragments, Dan Bradley from Trinity College Dublin found the petrous bone of a dog. If you try to pull DNA out of a fossil, most of it will come from contaminating microbes and just a few percent will come from the bone’s actual owner.


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