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How Dogs Became Man's Best Friend: Genetics & Domestication

29 minutes 49 seconds

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New scientific evidence suggests that some wolves evolved into dogs by domesticating themselves, and not by humans taming them. Features evidence that dogs have traveled and been buried with humans since prehistory, adapting to every climate and evolving into many subspecies or types of the same dog species. Human cultures might not have evolved as they did without the help of the dog, our most cherished and probably first domestic animal companion.

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    Ally H. (Dundalk, MD)
    February 19th, 2021 at 03:28 PM

    I use clips from this video in my Animal Studies classes every semester and until I found DCMP, I've been dealing with auto-generated captions (wildly inaccurate) or relying on my ASL interpreters (not at all the best way to present media to my students). Remote classes have made it even more challenging but I'm so glad I found DCMP. I highly recommend this title for the information anyway, but this accessible copy of it is fantastic! Thank you so much, DCMP!

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    John C. (Tucson, AZ)
    March 26th, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    This video kept all students engaged.