Dogs, humans and island ecosystems: the distribution, antiquity and ecology of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) on California's Channel Islands, USA

  title={Dogs, humans and island ecosystems: the distribution, antiquity and ecology of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) on California's Channel Islands, USA},
  author={Torben C. Rick and Phillip L. Walker and Lauren M. Willis and Anna C. Noah and Jon M. Erlandson and Ren{\'e} L. Vellanoweth and Todd J. Braje and Douglas J. Kennett},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={1077 - 1087}
Archaeologists have made significant contributions to our understanding of ancient island environments, including the timing and implications of the introduction of non-native animals (pigs, chickens, rats, etc.) by humans. Here, we focus on the historical ecology and biogeography of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) on California's Channel Islands during the Holocene. Dogs are the only animal known unequivocally to have been introduced by Native Americans to the islands, but relatively little… 

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