Hunting dogs as environmental adaptations in Jōmon Japan

  title={Hunting dogs as environmental adaptations in Jōmon Japan},
  author={Angela R. Perri},
  pages={1166 - 1180}
Abstract Was the use of hunting dogs an adaptation to the post-glacial deciduous forest environment in the northern temperate zone? Dog burials in Jōmon Japan appear closely associated with a specific environment and with a related subsistence economy involving the hunting of forest ungulates such as sika deer and wild boar. Dogs were valued as important hunting technology, able to track and retrieve wounded animals in difficult, forested environments, or holding them until the hunter made the… 
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