Palaeolithic dogs and the early domestication of the wolf: A reply to the comments of Crockford and Kuzmin (2012)

M. Germonpré, M.V. Sablin, V. Després, M. Hofreiter, M. Lázničková-Galetová, R.E. Stevens, M. Stiller

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This is a response to the comments of Crockford and Kuzmin (2012) on our identification of Palaeolithic dogs from different European Palaeolithic sites. In their comments Crockford and Kuzmin (2012) present some errors, misunderstandings and misrepresentations that we remedy here. In our opinion, the early wolf domestication must be regarded as an intimate relationship between humans and canids including the breeding of the latter by prehistoric people, resulting in the European Palaeolithic dogs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786-792
JournalJournal of archaeological science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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