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Dogs: Domestication and the Development of a Social Bond
     

Dogs: Domestication and the Development of a Social Bond

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by Darcy F. Morey
 

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ISBN-10: 0521760062

ISBN-13: 9780521760065

Pub. Date: 04/12/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. The timing of dog domestication receives attention, with comparisons between different genetics-based models and archaeological evidence. Allometric patterns between dogs and their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs

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This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. The timing of dog domestication receives attention, with comparisons between different genetics-based models and archaeological evidence. Allometric patterns between dogs and their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs underwent. Dog burials highlight a unifying theme of the whole book: the development of a distinctive social bond between dogs and people; the book also explores why dogs and people relate so well to each other. Though cosmopolitan in overall scope, greatest emphasis is on the New World, with entire chapter devoted to dogs of the arctic regions, mostly in the New World. Discussion of several distinctive modern roles of dogs underscores the social bond between dogs and people.

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ISBN-13:
9780521760065
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/12/2010
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Immediate ancestry; 3. Evidence of dog domestication and its timing: morphological and contextual indications; 4. Domestication: of dogs and other organisms; 5. The roles of dogs in past human societies; 6. Dogs of the arctic, the far north; 7. The burial of dogs, and what dog burials mean; 8. Why the social bond between dogs and people; 9. Other human-like capabilities of dogs; 10. Roles of dogs in recent times.

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Dogs: Domestication and the Development of a Social Bond 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love dogs i have 6 and 1 of them were doggysitting for my grandma and all but 2 are different breeds and those 2 are brothers and the 1 were doggysitting is a 16yr old female