Sunday, August 24, 2008
Dogs in ancient America
I have been fascinated with the prehistory of America for many years. Above is a Native American pictograph from Northern Oregon showing dogs herding deer to a waiting hunter. The archeological record is full of evidence that the man-dog relationship goes back many millennia. Interesting to speculate just how long ago this relationship began. Recent evidence suggests more than 100,000 years - long before the domestication of any other animal.