Dogs : Domestication and the Development of a Social Bond
- Darcy F. Morey.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (380 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Morey, Darcy F., author.
- 1. Introduction--
- 2. Immediate ancestry--
- 3. Evidence of dog domestication and its timing: morphological and contextual indications--
- 4. Domestication: of dogs and other organisms--
- 5. The roles of dogs in past human societies--
- 6. Dogs of the arctic, the far north--
- 7. The burial of dogs, and what dog burials mean--
- 8. Why the social bond between dogs and people--
- 9. Other human-like capabilities of dogs--
- 10. Roles of dogs in recent times.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. The timing of dog domestication receives attention, with comparisons between different genetics-based models and archaeological evidence. Allometric patterns between dogs and their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs underwent. Dog burials highlight a unifying theme of the whole book: the development of a distinctive social bond between dogs and people; the book also explores why dogs and people relate so well to each other. Though cosmopolitan in overall scope, the greatest emphasis is on the New World, with an entire chapter devoted to dogs of the arctic regions, mostly in the New World. Discussion of several distinctive modern roles of dogs underscores the social bond between dogs and people.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Reprint/reissue date
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Jun 2015).
- 9780511778360 (ebook)
- 9780521760065 (hardback)
- 9780521757430 (paperback)