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Remains of oldest American dog bolster idea that first humans arrived along the coast – Science Magazine

Ancient DNA suggests people—and their dogs—migrated to the Americas more than 16,000 years ago

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DNA analysis of this fingernail-size fragment of bone showed it once belonged to the oldest known dog in the Americas.
Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo
By Andrew CurryFeb. 23, 2021 , 7:01 PM
When researchers began to excavate a tunnellike cave on the west coast of Alaska in 1998, they were hoping to discover the remains of ancient bears. Instead, they unearthed something even more intriguing: a tiny chip of bone belonging to the first known dog in the Americas. The find supports the idea that…

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