It is widely accepted that dogs are descended from wolves, but that is about the only uncontroversial fact about the origins of dogs. I will consider the evidence from genetics, archeology, anthropology and psychology that proposes dates of origin from over 100,000 to 10,000 years ago, locations of origin from China to Israel, and several different ideas for how dogs came into being. I shall discuss what I discovered when I went and saw Belyaev’s fox experiment in Siberia, the Natufian burials of people with canids in Israel, and went hunting with indigenous people in Nicaragua. Out of these experiences, I have come to a new proposal for the origin of dogs.
Peter Killeen, PhD
The Laws of Connection
Ekrem Dere, PhD
Back to the Future: Mental Time Travel in Animals
Heather Bimonte-Nelson, PhD
How Do We Know More Tomorrow Than We Do Today?
Márta Gácsi, PhD
The Potentials of Social Learning in Dog-human Interactions
Gene Brewer, PhD
Differential Psychology: For the Dogs?
Jeremy Koster, PhD
Hunting With Dogs in the Tropical Rain Forest
Kathryn Lord, PhD
When a Stray is not Astray
Stephen L. Zawistowski, PhD, CAAB
Dog Pound to Rehabilitation Center: A Three Hundred Year Journey
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