fossils http://wrkf.org en Old Dogs, New Data: Canines May Have Been Domesticated In Europe http://wrkf.org/post/old-dogs-new-data-canines-may-have-been-domesticated-europe Scientists have used some new tricks and old dogs to show that thousands of years ago, wolves may have first become man's best friend in Europe.<p>Researchers extracted DNA from ancient wolf or dog fossils and compared it with DNA from modern dog breeds and wolves. Until recently, labs didn't have the kind of genetic tools they'd need to work with such old dog DNA and do this kind of detailed comparison.<p>One surprise is that most domestic dogs are more closely related to ancient wolves than modern wolves. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:35:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 18822 at http://wrkf.org Old Dogs, New Data: Canines May Have Been Domesticated In Europe