02 Nov 2010 /

new finding puts origin of dogs in middle east

By nicholas wade

A March 17, 2010 New York Times article reporting on the coevolution of man and the domestication of animals as a contemporaneous event with the development of agriculture some 10,000 years ago.

“Borrowing methods developed to study the genetics of human disease, researchers have concluded that dogs were probably first domesticated from wolves somewhere in the Middle East, in contrast to an earlier survey suggesting dogs originated in East Asia.

This finding puts the first known domestication — that of dogs — in the same place as the domestication of plants and other animals, and strengthens the link between…”

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