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Dogs Were a Prehistoric Woman's Best Friend

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

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Women and dogs

Hmm.. :whistle:

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classy

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Women and dogs

Hmm.. :whistle:

The four legged variety. :whistle:

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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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Women and dogs

Hmm.. :whistle:

Hmm what?

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

No forget it.. :D

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Man I hope you are referring to men being dogs.

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Wish i was mate..

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

Eew!

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4 legged dogs, I always have neutered.

2 legged dogs, I always stay far away from.

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

Uh...that women were the primary care-givers for dogs 8,000 years ago and still are the primary care-givers for dogs in modern times.

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The same can be said of cats....cheers

Especially if they're 'bad kitties'.

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There is no such thing as a bad kitty.. :lol:

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Uh...that women were the primary care-givers for dogs 8,000 years ago and still are the primary care-givers for dogs in modern times.

I wish someone would give my girlfriend that information...

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Uh...that women were the primary care-givers for dogs 8,000 years ago and still are the primary care-givers for dogs in modern times.

Tell me about it. My husband has been "the fun daddy" with every animal we've ever had. Sometimes I have to intervene to make sure all of their training stays consistent. :D

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Women's maternal instincts for lost wolf puppies started it off.

Basically people love baby animals too.

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I don't love baby spiders.. :no:

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Baby spiders are all too cute.

I love em lots.

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I have always found it best not to let your lady get too attached to your dog because at some point she may notice that he is simply a more low-maintenance version of yourself.

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