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Germonpré Mietje, Sablin M.V., Lázničková-Galetová M., Després V., Stevens R.E., Stiller M. and Hofreiter M. (2015)

Palaeolithic dogs and Pleistocene wolves revisited: a reply to Morey

Journal of Archaeological Science, 54:210-216.

This is a reply to the comments of Morey (2014) on our identification of Palaeolithic dogs from several European Palaeolithic sites. In his comments Morey (2014) presents some misrepresentations and misunderstandings that we remedy here. In contrast to what Morey (2014) propounds, our results suggest that the domestication of the wolf was a long process that started early in the Upper Palaeolithic and that since that time two sympatric canid morphotypes can be seen in Eurasian sites: Pleistocene wolves and Palaeolithic dogs. Contrary to Morey (2014), we are convinced that the study of this domestication process should be multidisciplinary.
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Wolf, Dog, Domestication
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