Canine Bite Prevention

But today’s western canine trace most of their ancestry to the Ancient Eastern migrants. Less than 10 % comes from the Ancient Western dogs, which have since gone extinct. On the eastern edge of Ireland lies Newgrange, a four,800-year-old monument that predates Stonehenge and the pyramids of Giza. Beneath its large circular mound and within its underground chambers lie many fragments of animal bones. And among those fragments, Dan Bradley from Trinity College Dublin found the petrous bone of a dog. Larson, who’s fast-talking, eminently likable, and grounded in both archaeology and genetics, has been gathering fossils and collaborators in an try and yank the DNA out of as many dog and wolf fossils as he can.

By Lee Chun Hei

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