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A 4,500 Year Old Dog Discovered

By ohomen171 follow ohomen171   2019 Apr 23, 3:48am 443 views   5 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

#4,500dogA Dog for the Ages
A forensic artist recently reconstructed the face of a dog that lived around 4,500 years ago from a skull found in the Orkney Islands, off northern Scotland.

The artist used a 3D print from a scan of the animal’s cranium to reveal that the ancient canine resembled a European grey wolf and was the size of a large collie, Sky News reported.

The dog’s remains were found in a burial site called Cuween Hill in 1901. Researchers back then also discovered the remains of eight humans, suggesting that the dog was buried with its owners.

Steve Farrar, a manager with Historic Environment Scotland, which commissioned the reconstruction, said that Neolithic humans treasured their dogs, and trained them as guards and to tend sheep.

He also argued that the burial might have served a ritualistic purpose.

“Maybe dogs were their symbol or totem, perhaps they thought of themselves as the ‘dog people,'” he added.

Judging by the radiocarbon dating, the wolf-like pooch lived during a period when the Orkney Islands were one of the religious and cultural centers of Europe, and when Egyptians started building one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Giza.
1   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Apr 23, 10:21am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Man, think about how old he is in dog years!
2   WineHorror1   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 23, 11:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Wow, no pictures? Thanks
4   Blue   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 23, 11:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

ohomen171 says
artist recently reconstructed

5   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 23, 12:35pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Can we tech it new tricks?

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