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Dogs Were a Prehistoric Woman's Best Friend

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

Women in a forested area 8,000 years ago were not only in close contact with dogs, but they were also eating the same food the dogs ate and suffering from one or more illnesses the dogs had.

A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science reveals that dogs weren't just prehistoric man's best friend. At least some women during the Early Neolithic period, and likely their children too, also lived very canine-centric lives.

http://news.discover...#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 07:19 PM

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“It is possible that females were more involved in caring for the dogs -- possibly more often the ones who fed them, organized living quarters for them, and cleaned up after them,” lead author Andrea Waters-Rist told Discovery News.

So then, things haven't changed much in the last 8,000 years? And they needed research to tell them this?

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

This tapeworm (echinococcosis) is still commonly found in Native populations. One research study from Alberta also shows that this ancient gender correlation is still present.

"Further analysis was limited to the 22 definite and probable cases, of which 77% were female and 41% aboriginal, with an age range of 5 to 87 years."

"The majority of patients were middle-aged females. Previous studies have shown a predominance of males and females and it has been postulated that the sex predominance may be determined by which sex has more contact with the usual definitive host in that country"

http://www.biomedcen...1471-2334/5/34.

Although there is a dog vaccination providing very practical and cost-effective prevention, dogs in Native communities rarely get this treatment.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:10 PM

The lead author of this 'study' is a woman.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Women and dogs

Hmm.. :whistle:

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:13 PM

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:16 PM

View PostDefenceMinisterMishkin, on 20 July 2014 - 08:12 PM, said:

Women and dogs

Hmm.. :whistle:

The four legged variety. :whistle:

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

View PostEldorado, on 20 July 2014 - 08:10 PM, said:

The lead author of this 'study' is a woman.

She became interested in such a study while taking care of dogs!

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

View PostDefenceMinisterMishkin, on 20 July 2014 - 08:12 PM, said:

Women and dogs

Hmm.. :whistle:

Hmm what?

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

Oh nothing, just reminds me of this girl i used to know who...

No forget it.. :D

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

Man I hope you are referring to men being dogs.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

Wish i was mate..

She was very close with her dog.. :no:

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

4 legged dogs, I always have neutered.

2 legged dogs, I always stay far away from.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:57 PM

View PostLilly, on 20 July 2014 - 07:19 PM, said:

From the article:



So then, things haven't changed much in the last 8,000 years? And they needed research to tell them this?


I have no idea what you are talking about...


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:03 PM

View PostLilly, on 20 July 2014 - 09:50 PM, said:

4 legged dogs, I always have neutered.

2 legged dogs, I always stay far away from.
The same can be said of cats....cheers

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