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Rethinking dog domestication by integrating genetics, archeology, and biogeography
The results demonstrate that the unifying characteristic among all genetically distinct so-called ancient breeds is a lack of recent admixture with other breeds likely facilitated by geographic and cultural isolation, suggesting that studies of modern breeds have yet to shed light on dog origins.
Domestication of the donkey: Timing, processes, and indicators
Morphological similarities to wild ass show that, despite their use as beasts of burden, donkeys were still undergoing considerable phenotypic change during the early Dynastic period in Egypt, consistent with recent studies of other domestic animals that suggest that the process of domestication is slower and less linear than previously thought.
Animals in the symbolic world of Pre-Pottery Neolithic Göbekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey: a preliminary assessment
Le site neolithique PPNB de Gobekli Tepe (Sud-Est de la Turquie), recemment mis au jour, presente une architecture et un art sans pareils. L'art est particulierement riche en representations animales
Stable isotopes and dietary adaptations in humans and animals at pre-pottery Neolithic Nevalli Cori, southeast Anatolia.
It is concluded that animals kept under cultural control obviously had a dietary spectrum different from their free-ranging relatives, whereby the overall low delta(15)N-signatures in both humans and livestock might result from the consumption of protein-rich pulses.
Early Animal Husbandry in the Northern Levant
Nous fondant sur les evidences archeozoologiques et paleobotaniques, les changements climatiques de grande amplitude et/ou les deteriorations du milieu nous paraissent maintenant improbables dans cette region.
Molecular biology and physiology of the melanocortin system in fish: a review.
This review provides a short overview of the basic molecular characteristics, pharmacology, and tissue distribution of the MCRs in the fish investigated up to now, as well as their physiological role in the processes of skin colouration, steroidogenesis, and feeding behaviour.
Ancient DNA from Nubian and Somali wild ass provides insights into donkey ancestry and domestication
These findings resolve the long-standing issue of the role of the Nubian wild ass in the domestication of the donkey, but raise new questions regarding the second ancestor for the donkey.
Is the Mesolithic–Neolithic Subsistence Dichotomy Real? New Stable Isotope Evidence from the Danube Gorges
The article presents new results of stable isotope analyses made on animal and human bones from the Mesolithic–early Neolithic sites of Lepenski Vir and Vlasac in the Danube Gorges of the Balkans. It
A brackish water aquatic foodweb: trophic levels and salinity gradients in the Schlei fjord, Northern Germany, in Viking and medieval times
This study serves for the definition of baseline isotopic signatures of vertebrates living in the Schlei fjord, a brackish water inlet in the north German plain, where the salinity decreases from its