project . 2014 - 2017 . Closed

Deciphering dog domestication through a combined ancient DNA and geometric morphometric approach

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/K005243/2
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 330,678 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Sep 2014
    End Date
    29 Mar 2017
Description
The shift from hunting and gathering to an agricultural way of life was one of the most profound events in the history of our species and one which continues to impact our existence today. Understanding this process is key to understanding the origins and rise of human civilization. Despite decades of study, however, fundamental questions regarding why, where and how it occurred remain largely unanswered. Such a fundamental change in human existence could not have been possible without the domestication of selected animals and plants. The dog is crucial in this story since it was not only the first ever domestic animal, but also the only animal to be domesticate...
Description
The shift from hunting and gathering to an agricultural way of life was one of the most profound events in the history of our species and one which continues to impact our existence today. Understanding this process is key to understanding the origins and rise of human civilization. Despite decades of study, however, fundamental questions regarding why, where and how it occurred remain largely unanswered. Such a fundamental change in human existence could not have been possible without the domestication of selected animals and plants. The dog is crucial in this story since it was not only the first ever domestic animal, but also the only animal to be domesticate...
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