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The first dogs evolved from wolves in Asia - and maybe the Middle East - a study of ice age DNA suggests

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

"Dogor," an 18,000-year-old wolf puppy from Yakutia that was included in the study. Sergey Fedorov
Ice age Siberian wolf DNA is similar to early and modern dog DNA, a study of 100,000 years of wolves found.
The finding adds to evidence that dogs were domesticated in Central Asia during the last ice age.
The study also found genetic links between a subgroup of dogs and ancient wolves in the Middle East.
Dogs are one of humankind's greatest historical mysteries. Nobody is quite sure where they came from , but a new analysis of ancient wolf DNA points to somewhere in Asia. A cohort of...
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