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Dog was an American's best friend — and a meal — 9,400 years ago, study finds

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:16 AM
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Dog was an American's best friend — and a meal — 9,400 years ago, study finds


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PORTLAND, Maine — Nearly 10,000 years ago, man's best friend provided protection and companionship — and an occasional meal.

That's what researchers are saying after finding a bone fragment from what they are calling the earliest confirmed domesticated dog in the Americas.

University of Maine graduate student Samuel Belknap III came across the fragment while analyzing a dried-out sample of human waste unearthed in southwest Texas in the 1970s.

A carbon-dating test put the age of the bone at
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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:16 AM
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This one is for BH


It seems Samuel Belknap III was studying a 9,400 year old piece of human doo, when he discovered a piece of dog bone in it, so for the first time scientist now know that Native Americans had domesticated dogs 9,400 years ago.

The article states that dogs have been around in Belgium 31,000 years ago.

So dogs have been mans best friend and sometimes meal for a very long time.


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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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Dog is mans best friend and a meal, 24 hours ago... in asia



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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Originally posted by Animatrix
Dog is mans best friend and a meal, 24 hours ago... in asia


Oh no you didnt..... ok you did


I have always wondered how long it would take to domesticate an animal, nearly ten thousand years and dogs can still attack us.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:29 AM
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Thats awesome! Dogs and acient history doesnt get any better! If you've ever read about Lewis and Clark, they ate dogs, and found them tasty. Except for there Newfoundland that went exploring with them.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by rakkasansct
Thats awesome! Dogs and acient history doesnt get any better! If you've ever read about Lewis and Clark, they ate dogs, and found them tasty. Except for there Newfoundland that went exploring with them.


This is correct according to a scholarly book Lewis and Clark Among the Indians.

In fact, the Indians of the northwest were bemused in learning that the white men ate dog.




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