Domestic dogs may have been around 33,000 years ago, study says

03/7/2013 |

Dogs may have become domesticated as early as 33,000 years ago, according to findings published in the journal PLoS ONE. The conclusion is based on an analysis of an ancient canine skull found in the Altai Mountains of Siberia that is believed to be more closely related to domesticated dogs than their wild wolf relative. While it's been widely accepted that domesticated dogs were rampant as early as 10,000 years ago, the Altai skull is one of two oldest-known possible domestic dog remains.

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