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(CNN)   Your dog's ancestors migrated to the Americas about 15,000 years ago, probably looking for top quality steaks   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-01-26 9:39:24 AM  
Impossible, Biblical Science clearly establishes that nothing existed 15,000 years ago.
 
2021-01-26 9:42:04 AM  
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Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.
 
2021-01-26 9:59:19 AM  

Ginnungagap42: [Fark user image 850x495]

Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.


JFC - imagine running into the bigger one while out hunting and gathering - this is why pants weren't invented* until far after its time.

*True story

/ it's false
 
2021-01-26 11:07:51 AM  
What Happened to the Pre-Contact Dogs?
Youtube osMu6i2txFA
 
2021-01-26 11:11:08 AM  
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2021-01-26 11:11:15 AM  

BenSaw2: Ginnungagap42: [Fark user image 850x495]

Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.

JFC - imagine running into the bigger one while out hunting and gathering - this is why pants weren't invented* until far after its time.

*True story

/ it's false


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This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.
 
2021-01-26 11:12:54 AM  
Grungehamster:
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This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.


Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.
 
2021-01-26 11:18:07 AM  
Well, it seems pretty obvious that when they built the Pyramids *(Egypt, Mexico, everywhere else) they sent people to spread the word.

/who's they?
 
2021-01-26 11:18:48 AM  
Wow. Just yesterday I asked the Google "How long have dogs been in North America?".
This means something.
I think it means I was curious about the history of dogs in North America.
 
2021-01-26 11:23:00 AM  

Grungehamster: BenSaw2: Ginnungagap42: [Fark user image 850x495]

Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.

JFC - imagine running into the bigger one while out hunting and gathering - this is why pants weren't invented* until far after its time.

*True story

/ it's false

[newdinosaurs.com image 850x478]

This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.


It's shown barking at a dire squirrel.
 
2021-01-26 11:23:59 AM  
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2021-01-26 11:27:17 AM  

steklo: Grungehamster:
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This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.

Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.


In my experience, redheads do tend to bite.  She may be smiling now...
 
2021-01-26 11:27:18 AM  
Dogs know where the good stuff is.
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2021-01-26 11:27:58 AM  
For the phylogenetically minded in the Canis: You go to hell Labradoodles!
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2021-01-26 11:31:11 AM  
Meanwhile my dog has evolved into something resembling a bulk sausage.
 
2021-01-26 11:37:36 AM  

steklo: Grungehamster:
[newdinosaurs.com image 850x478]

This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.

Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.


A little thicc for my taste but yeah
 
2021-01-26 11:40:11 AM  
Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?
 
2021-01-26 11:42:18 AM  

Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?


Fleeing political oppression.
 
2021-01-26 11:43:03 AM  

Grungehamster: BenSaw2: Ginnungagap42: [Fark user image 850x495]

Yes, I know that Epicyon is not canis lupus familiaris.

JFC - imagine running into the bigger one while out hunting and gathering - this is why pants weren't invented* until far after its time.

*True story

/ it's false

[newdinosaurs.com image 850x478]

This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.


OMFG!!!
 
2021-01-26 11:44:48 AM  
Mmm... mammoth steak.
 
2021-01-26 11:49:06 AM  
One of my dogs weighs 6 pounds, but you can just see the wolf still buried waaaaaaay in there when he hunts lizards and bugs and stuff.

Hilarious. Also, kind of farked up that we made wolves into useless little floofs like this:
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2021-01-26 11:49:42 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: steklo: Grungehamster:
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This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.

Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.

In my experience, redheads do tend to bite.  She may be smiling now...


You say that like it's a bad thing
 
2021-01-26 11:52:33 AM  

Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?


Dogs were on the menu in the Americas too.  Also used as beasts of burden since they didn't have horses or cattle.
 
2021-01-26 11:55:27 AM  
Chased that wagon across the land bridge.  Never did catch it.  Wouldn't know what to do with it if they did.
 
2021-01-26 11:56:28 AM  

OrionXVI: Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?

Dogs were on the menu in the Americas too.  Also used as beasts of burden since they didn't have horses or cattle.


Well they had horses. Just they decided to eat them to extinction.
 
2021-01-26 12:10:14 PM  

steklo: Grungehamster:
[newdinosaurs.com image 850x478]

This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.

Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.


Well, she's got huge sharp...eh, she can leap about...LOOK AT THE BONES!
 
2021-01-26 12:15:44 PM  
So a bunch of wolves and humans got kettled up together in Siberia and they had to teach 'em how to get along as social animals.  People learned.

I was reading a silly theory people domesticated wolves because people had too much lean meat in their diet and it was unhealthy for them, so they fed dogwolves the lean.  Somehow these researchers always miss the fact that wolves eat bone avidly, it's made of like a third digestible meat.
 
2021-01-26 12:29:59 PM  
My life is hard.  Bring me a steak
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2021-01-26 12:42:22 PM  
I'm pretty sure that my dog's ancestors were too lazy to migrate anywhere. They just waited until someone picked them up and put them in a first-class cabin and sailed them across the ocean to a better life.
 
2021-01-26 12:43:08 PM  
My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

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2021-01-26 12:47:09 PM  

godxam: My life is hard.  Bring me a steak[Fark user image 850x496]


You know, they ain't dumb are they?

"I'll just lay here looking all cute and stuff and eventually, someone will be unable to resist rubbing my belly and then later, the monkey will refill the food bowl and after I eat, I'll probably get more scritches for being good. Then a run about the yard, after which someone will even dry my feet. And tomorrow? We do it again."
 
2021-01-26 12:47:51 PM  
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And now they're in the White House.

What the fresh hell is this...
 
2021-01-26 12:56:23 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Mmm... mammoth steak.


That, the mastodon, American mountain deer...all the megafauna gone to feed our dogs.
 
2021-01-26 1:02:34 PM  
I seem to remember one of these types of articles mentioning human movement across the strait pausing until the dogs arrived....something about having an early warning system to the predators along the route plus a friendly creature that can hold its own in a fight allowing people to successfully cross...

/good dog
 
2021-01-26 1:09:28 PM  

cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

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Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)
 
2021-01-26 1:11:10 PM  

guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)


My bad.  :P
 
2021-01-26 1:17:30 PM  

guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)


Did I show you my cat and his little dickie-do?
 
2021-01-26 1:17:33 PM  

cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)

My bad.  :P


You have impeccable timing.
 
2021-01-26 1:20:17 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)

My bad.  :P

You have impeccable timing.


I always have.  :)
 
2021-01-26 1:23:15 PM  

cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)

Did I show you my cat and his little dickie-do?


O_o

Definitely not, and I'm moderately offended that you haven't.
 
2021-01-26 1:25:25 PM  

guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)

Did I show you my cat and his little dickie-do?

O_o

Definitely not, and I'm moderately offended that you haven't.


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His tummy sticks out further than his little dickie do.   :)
 
2021-01-26 1:26:24 PM  

Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?


The real question you should ask is which is the better saddle to ride on of those  beasts -- Mexican or Western?

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2021-01-26 1:35:25 PM  

ski9600: Well, it seems pretty obvious that when they built the Pyramids *(Egypt, Mexico, everywhere else) they sent people to spread the word.

/who's they?


the Goa'uld.

or Ghoul'd if you are Hammond of Texas
 
2021-01-26 1:39:03 PM  

berylman: For the phylogenetically minded in the Canis: You go to hell Labradoodles!
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i could look at charts like this all day.


/if i didnt have a job and other responsibilities
 
2021-01-26 1:39:42 PM  

Bslim: steklo: Grungehamster:
[newdinosaurs.com image 850x478]

This thing was more closely related to horses and pigs than wolves, but you wouldn't want to encounter one on a hunt all the same.

Oh, I don't know. I like her scarf. Seems like a nice girl.

A little thicc for my taste but yeah


username checks out
 
2021-01-26 1:42:27 PM  
Sorry subby, but with very few exceptions, your dog's ancestors migrated sooner than that. Most of the dog breeds that originally migrated 15,000 years ago were wiped out after Europeans landed in the Americas.

The article is poorly worded in that it says:
Perri studied the lineage of American dogs outside the Arctic, which come from a different genetic ancestor than Arctic dogs, and traced it back to ancient Siberian dogs.

which on the surface sounds like she is studying the existing population of American dogs, when it should clarify that she's studying the bones and DNA of pre-contact dogs.

Different article, same researcher:
https://www.livescience.com/62996-nat​i​ve-american-dogs-europeans.html

The main difference in the articles appears to be that they now think the dogs arrived earlier.

Wikipedia has a list of Native American dog breeds.
 
2021-01-26 1:44:44 PM  

cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)

Did I show you my cat and his little dickie-do?

O_o

Definitely not, and I'm moderately offended that you haven't.

[Fark user image image 850x1133]

His tummy sticks out further than his little dickie do.   :)


*snerk*

Ample target for belly rubs.  Also, that's "thinks he's people" level pillow usage.
 
2021-01-26 1:52:47 PM  
Dogs have lived with people since before people were people. We literally evolved together.
 
2021-01-26 1:54:35 PM  

guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: guestguy: cowgirl toffee: My wolf/dog loved the pool hall.

[Fark user image image 850x637]

Yeah, my long con to seduce you to gain ownership of your pool hall fell apart when you decided to sell it... ( ._.)

Did I show you my cat and his little dickie-do?

O_o

Definitely not, and I'm moderately offended that you haven't.

[Fark user image image 850x1133]

His tummy sticks out further than his little dickie do.   :)

*snerk*

Ample target for belly rubs.  Also, that's "thinks he's people" level pillow usage.


He knows he's people.  And yes... that is his pillow and that is how he uses it.
 
2021-01-26 2:34:41 PM  

thehobbes: OrionXVI: Sin'sHero: Escaping dog eaters by crossing the land bridge from Asia, or escaping the smell of pickled herrings by jumping off the Viking longships from Europe?

Dogs were on the menu in the Americas too.  Also used as beasts of burden since they didn't have horses or cattle.

Well they had horses. Just they decided to eat them to extinction.


The horses were gone before the people got there. The horses were more likely extincted because of either environmental pressures, or encephalitis, which appeared in North America at about the same time.

Also, I have just learned that there was a thing called "stilt-legged horses" at the same time in North America, which were not in fact horses.

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