Gazelle bones from Northeast Jordan displaying evidence for having been in the digestive tract of a carnivore. Image: University of Copenhagen
Men and dogs: old friends that may have hunted together already 11,500 years ago - human history short science news

11,500 years old bones of animals found in Northeast Jordan suggest that dogs may have assisted humans in the hunt of small prey, like gazelles, hares and foxes. The bones show signs of having passed through the digestive system of carnivores, most likely dogs.

The site where the bones were found appears to have been occupied year round, suggesting that the dogs were living together with humans.

The scientists who found the bones suggest that dogs have been instrumental in changing human hunting from large to smaller prey.

Read the full story: University of Copenhagen
Scientific publication: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

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