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

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

    This video kept all students engaged.