Connect with us

Science

Dogs are humans’ oldest companions, DNA shows – BBC News

A study of dog DNA patterns shows that our “best friend” among animals is also our oldest one.

Published

on

post featured image
ADVERTISEMENT

By Paul RinconScience editor, BBC News website
image copyrightGetty Images
A study of dog DNA has shown that our “best friend” in the animal world may also be our oldest one.
The analysis reveals that dog domestication can be traced back 11,000 years, to the end of the last Ice Age.
This confirms that dogs were domesticated before any other known species.
Our canine companions were widespread across the northern hemisphere at this time, and had already split into five different types.
Despite the…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

You might also like ...

post featured image
Watch: Jeff Bezos Shows Off Rocket Engine That’ll Put 1st Woman On Moon – NDTV
post featured image
Here’s when you can see the ‘Christmas Star’ for the first time in 800 years – WOODTV.com
post featured image
Dramatic footage emerges of Arecibo Observatory collapse – physicsworld.com