Do dogs really descend from wolves?

Elodie-Laure Jimenez

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Curled up on the sofa, you watch your dog snoozing nearby. Is he dreaming of the bowl of biscuits he gobbled down? Or could he be picturing the great odyssey of his forbearers, who roamed in packs across the vast steppes during the last Ice Age in search for reindeer?

The story of the ancestral ties between the dog and the wolf is one of the most exciting evolutionary sagas in humanity’s history. Not only does it invite us to examine our relationship with nature, but it also brings us back to the question of who we are as humans.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2023


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