Dogs: (Prehistoric) Man's Best Friend

March 18, 2016 - University of Alberta scientists have uncovered in Siberia prehistoric graves containing dog remains carefully buried with decorative mementos or alongside the canines' human owners. The finds—dated to be 5,000 to 8,000 years old—reveal that dogs were held in high esteem even in ancient times and that humans used these animals as both personal and work companions.

Video courtesy the University of Alberta.

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