Scientists agree that dogs evolved from wolves, but exactly how and when that happened is hotly contested. In this episode, Origin Stories contributor Neil Sandell examines the evolution of the relationship between dogs and humans, and explores the journey from wolf to dog.
This story was originally produced for the CBC program IDEAS.
Guests in this episode: (in order of appearance)
Angela Perri is an archaeologist at Durham University, U.K.
Sebastian Dicenaire is a French playwright and audio producer living in Brussels
Greger Larson is director of the Palaeogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network at the University of Oxford, U.K.
Kathryn Lord is an evolutionary biologist at the Karlsson Lab of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Broad Institute.
Mietje Germonpré is a palaeontologist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels.
Sarah Marshall-Pescini is a behavioural scientist at the Wolf Science Center in Austria, and the Domestication Lab at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.
Giulia Cimarelli is a biologist at the Wolf Science Center, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Domestication Lab at University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.
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