A 3000 Year Old Dog Burial in Timor-Leste

  title={A 3000 Year Old Dog Burial in Timor-Leste},
  author={Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez and Geoffrey Clark and Sue O’Connor and Lisa Matisoo-Smith},
  journal={Australian Archaeology},
  pages={13 - 20}
Abstract The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) is considered to be the oldest domesticated animal in the world. It arrived in Island Southeast Asia and Australia-New Guinea relatively late in the Holocene, though the timing and means of its dispersal remain unclear. We report a dog burial from Timor-Leste dated to ~3000 cal. BP. Morphometric analysis demonstrates strong affinities between this individual and contemporary domestic dog groups, and particularly with the ‘village dog’ type… 
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