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Call# E59 D69
Title Addressing issues of domestication and cultural continuity on the Northwest coast using ancient DNA and dogs.
Author Barta, Jodi Lynn
Summary "Dogs (Canis familiaris) were the first domesticated animals and have been found in association with human activity as early as 17,000 years ago. Previous genetic studies have indicated that the gray wolf (Canis lupus) is the progenitor of dog populations however the timing and frequency of domestication events continues to be debated. Of particular interest is the origin of dog populations present in the New World prior to European contact. Some research has indicated that indigenous dogs arrived with the first human colonizers crossing the Bering Strait from Asia while other research points to the presence of independent domestication events occurring after the arrival of human populations in the Americas. This research uses ancient DNA techniques to study ancient dogs from precontact Northwest Coast archaeological sites in order to clarify the origin of domesticated dogs along the west coast of North America." taken from the McMaster University Library Catalogue website, May 26, 2010.
Object Name PhD Dissertation
Subjects Dogs
Anthropology
Pub Date 2006