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Ancient dog domestication was the start of artificial selection by humans

This puts the use of deliberate actions for selective breeding for dog domestication from wolves some time after 100,000 years ago and some time earlier than 32,000 years ago. This would have been after the leaving of Africa but before the great expansion of AMH from the Middle East. This leads me to place the earliest deliberate breeding of selected traits – both by culling and by selective mating – in the domestication of dogs at some 50 – 60,000 years ago in the Middle East. Continue reading

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