Different Human–Dog Interactions in Early Agricultural Societies of China, Revealed by Coprolite

  title={Different Human–Dog Interactions in Early Agricultural Societies of China, Revealed by Coprolite},
  author={Yunan Zhang and Guoping Sun and Dong Zhang and Xiaoyan Yang and Xiaohong Wu},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Earth Science},
Dogs served in a variety of capacities in prehistory. After their domestication in Paleolithic hunter-gatherer societies, the emergence of agriculture shifted their partnerships with people. However, the associations between dogs and early farmers are not readily visible in the archaeological record. In the present study, dog coprolites, uncovered from two groups of early agricultural societies in China during the Neolithic Age, the early rice agricultural site of Tianluoshan in the lower… 
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