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Art Building West

141 North Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States

October 2018

Searching for Native American Domestic Dogs: What Does the DNA Say?

October 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Art Building West
141 North Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States

Dogs are a nearly universal presence in human populations.  The ubiquity of dogs extends through the archaeological record, toward the hypothesized origin of dogs in the late Pleistocene, possibly 30 thousand years ago.  The presence of dogs in the Americas dates to the early Holocene, with dogs found in archeological sites throughout the geographic extent of human populations.  The antiquity of dogs in the Americas suggest that the history of dogs in the Americas mirrors the history of Native American…

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