The first evidence for Late Pleistocene dogs in Italy

  title={The first evidence for Late Pleistocene dogs in Italy},
  author={F. Boschin and F. Bernardini and E. Pilli and S. Vai and C. Zanolli and A. Tagliacozzo and R. Fico and M. Fedi and Julien Corny and D. Dreossi and M. Lari and A. Modi and Chiara Vergata and C. Tuniz and A. Moroni and P. Boscato and D. Caramelli and Annamaria Ronchitelli},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  • F. Boschin, F. Bernardini, +15 authors Annamaria Ronchitelli
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Scientific Reports
  • The identification of the earliest dogs is challenging because of the absence and/or mosaic pattern of morphological diagnostic features in the initial phases of the domestication process. Furthermore, the natural occurrence of some of these characters in Late Pleistocene wolf populations and the time it took from the onset of traits related to domestication to their prevalence remain indefinite. For these reasons, the spatiotemporal context of the early domestication of dogs is hotly debated… CONTINUE READING
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