Domestication and uses of the dog in western Europe from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age

  title={Domestication and uses of the dog in western Europe from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age},
  author={M.-P. Horard-Herbin and Anne Tresset and Jean-Denis Vigne},
  journal={Animal Frontiers},
This paper reviews the knowledge of the history of the dog in western Europe acquired through archaeozoology. The first part examines the question of domestication of the wolf during the Upper Paleolithic, by highlighting the sometimes contradictory archeological and genetic findings. It also briefly lays out the different controversies regarding the site or sites of domestication of the dog in the world and the presumed dates of this major phenomenon in human history. The second part deals... 

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