Humans and Pets. Why?
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Why do humans have pets?
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Ancient domesticated dog skull found in Siberian cave: 33,000 years old

Ancient domesticated dog skull found in Siberian cave: 33,000 years old | Humans and Pets. Why? | Scoop.it
A 33,000-year-old dog skull unearthed in a Siberian mountain cave presents some of the oldest known evidence of dog domestication and indicates that modern dogs may be descended from multiple ancestors, with advancing glaciers thwarting early...
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Dogs and Humans, Speculation and Science

Dogs and Humans, Speculation and Science | Humans and Pets. Why? | Scoop.it
Two recent papers about the domestication of dogs take different approaches: one is data-rich, solid science, the other more speculative and inconclusive, seeking to prompt thought.
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How wolves became dogs

A quick description of the likely change over time from the wolf- an excellent hunter- to the modern dog.
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The Archaeology News Network: Dogs may have helped Humans beat the Neanderthals

The Archaeology News Network: Dogs may have helped Humans beat the Neanderthals | Humans and Pets. Why? | Scoop.it
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Dog Domestication 1

Dogs domesticate themselves because the more trusting ones remain at human garbage dumps and eat more food than the wilder ones. This video clip is from PBS ...
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Dogs Decoded (NOVA Documentary)

http://www.youtube.com/EvolutionDocumentary Broadcast (2010) "Dogs Decoded" reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs and investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs—with surprising implications for the evolution of human culture. Other research is proving what dog lovers have suspected all along: Dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. Humans, in turn, respond to dogs with the same hormone responsible for bonding mothers to their babies. How did this incredible relationship between humans and dogs come to be? And how can dogs, so closely related to fearsome wild wolves, behave so differently?

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