When did we start domesticating dogs?



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    The answer to this question is that it’s still pretty unclear when exactly this happened. Dogs became a separate species from wolves about 100,000 years ago, but that doesn’t mean they were domesticated then. The first possible evidence of domestication with humans is from a burial site in Germany from 14,000 years ago. In China there is strong evidence of a domesticated dog in the 7000-5800 BC range. There are other incidents like these, but it seems that the farthest possible evidence we can pull is 14,000 years ago, although there is some more concrete evidence at dates closer to our current time.

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    The current consensus among biologists and archaeologists is that no one can be totally sure when dogs were domesticated. There is strong evidence, however, supporting the theory that dogs genetically diverged from their wolf ancestors at least 15,000 years ago.

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    Dogs are believed to have been domesticated at least 15,000 years ago, citing the genetic divulge that they took from their wolf ancestors at that point.

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    The earliest evidence of dogs being domesticated came from China and suggests that dogs were welcomed into the house about 15,000 years ago. The next oldest piece of evidence comes from Germany dating indoor dogs back 14,000 years ago. As far as the United States, the oldest evidence of man’s best friend living under the same roof as his master only goes back 11,000 years ago and was found in Utah.

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