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New Fossils Provide Further Insight into the Domestication of Dogs

Dogs are the oldest and most universally domesticated animals on Earth. New studies of a 33,000 year old dog skull fossil have revealed new insight into the domestication of man’s best friend.

The newly discovered skull reveals that this species of dog (that went extinct during the last glacial period) was on the brink of full domestication just before they died out.

To learn more about the significance of this Russian find, see this article in National Geographic.

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