Dogs came to N. America with earliest humans: study

Paris (AFP) – Scientists said Wednesday they had discovered the oldest remains of a domestic dog in the Americas dating back more than 10,000 years, suggesting the animals accompanied the first waves of human settlers. Humans are thought to have migrated to North America from Siberia over what is today the Bering Strait at the end of the last Ice Age — between 30,000 and 11,000 years ago. The history of dogs has been intertwined with man since ancient times, and studying canine DNA can provide a good timeline for human settlement. A new study led by the University at Buffalo analysed the mito…

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