DNA Study Suggests First Dogs Were Domesticated in Central Asia

The first dogs were domesticated about 15,000 years ago in Central Asia, perhaps near present-day Nepal and Mongolia, suggests a genetic study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) are thought to have evolved from Eurasian gray wolves (C. l. lupus) about 15,000 years ago, but the precise [...] —> Read More