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Dr. Robert Losey ancient human-dog bond news item on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News!

March 7, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Losey for  his interview and article featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) news!

The article, written by Wallis Snowdon, is entitled "Human-dog bond dates back to ancient times, research shows".

Link here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/human-dog-bond-dates-back-to-ancient-times-research-shows-1.3479691

An excerpt: The bond between humans and their dogs dates back thousands of years, says University of Alberta anthropologist Rob Losey.

"We share the same kind of basic biological response to each other," said Losey during an interview with CBC Radio Active host Portia Clark. " It's not a one directional kind of thing. I think that's what makes the relationship we have with our dogs so special.

"That capacity arose in dogs and people a long time ago. It's not something that arose in the last few centuries. It's very, very ancient."

Losey began researching the connection between man and canine more than 15 years ago at a massive excavation site near Lake Baikal, Siberia, the world's largest freshwater lake.
Buried deep beneath the lake bed, ancient burial grounds between 5,000 and 8,000 years old hold some of the earliest evidence of the domestication of dogs, and demonstrate the esteem canines held, even in ancient societies.

These dog bones were unearthed in an ancient burial ground in Siberia, where dogs were buried in cemeteries alongside their owners. (University of Alberta )

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