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EXCHANGE: Researchers examining how dogs got to Americas


November 28, 2018

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Your poodle may have a French pedigree, but Siberia played a major role in introducing dogs to the Americas.

That's part of the research conducted at the University of Illinois and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, based on dog remains, including two dogs buried back to back in an Illinois site just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis.

That loving, ceremonial burial and about 50 fossilized dogs help tell the story, The News-Gazette reports .

That genetic code tells us not only about dogs, but potentially about humans who crossed a land bridge that once...

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