Evidence for domestication of the dog 12,000 years ago in the Natufian of Israel

  title={Evidence for domestication of the dog 12,000 years ago in the Natufian of Israel},
  author={Simon J. M. Davis and François Raymond Valla},
THREE canid finds from the Natufian in the northern Israeli sites of Bin Mallaha (Eynan) and Hayonim terrace indicate a special man–animal relationship. These consist of a diminutive carnassial and mandible, and a wolf or dog puppy skeleton buried with a human. The finding of a puppy skeleton in such close association with man is of particular significance as an indication of a close relationship between man and dog. 

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