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    http://www.inverse.com/article/43783...oster-stilwell
    http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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    Something I found and thought I'd share. Wish there was more of It to read though.
    http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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    • #3
      Thanks Josh, It's always refreshing when science realizes we don't have all the answers.
      Michigan Yooper
      If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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      • #4
        Thanks for that Josh. I wonder if they were wolf-like?? The teeth on that thing...😳

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        • #5
          Originally posted by JoshinMO View Post
          Something I found and thought I'd share. Wish there was more of It to read though.
          Here is the abstract, from which you can download the entire 70 page paper:

          https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/343574v2


          Other info:

          https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...a-koster-ctvt/


          https://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6397/81.full
          Abstract

          Dogs were present in the Americas before the arrival of European colonists, but the origin and fate of these precontact dogs are largely unknown. We sequenced 71 mitochondrial and 7 nuclear genomes from ancient North American and Siberian dogs from time frames spanning ~9000 years. Our analysis indicates that American dogs were not derived from North American wolves. Instead, American dogs form a monophyletic lineage that likely originated in Siberia and dispersed into the Americas alongside people. After the arrival of Europeans, native American dogs almost completely disappeared, leaving a minimal genetic legacy in modern dog populations. The closest detectable extant lineage to precontact American dogs is the canine transmissible venereal tumor, a contagious cancer clone derived from an individual dog that lived up to 8000 years ago.



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          • Lindenmeier-Man
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            What a bad way for the early mans best friends to go.. Thanks for the link...
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