The domestication of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) is perhaps one of the most important milestones of human achievement, as the resulting “dog” (Canis lupus familiaris) became the first domesticated animal. However, the exact manner or method in
which the dog was domesticated is debated. Various sciences including archaeology, ethnography, ecology, and zoology have contributed to our understanding of this phenomena, and new research is published frequently. As the current literature regarding dog domestication is ever changing, this study has compiled a detailed, contemporary literature review on the subject and has used this information to further our understanding of dog domestication.
Presented by David Ian Howe MA, RPA.
Talking Archaeology is a public lecture series that explores Alberta's history and rich archaeological heritage. Presented by the Archaeological Society of Alberta: Edmonton Centre - the most northern chapter of the Archaeological Society of Alberta.
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