christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: November 21st, 2002
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The Evolution of the Dog-Human Relationship

An article in the Washington Post discusses three new papers that shed new light on the complex relationship between dogs and humans. Most interesting is a test that showed that dogs are better than some primates at understanding subtle communication from humans. The researchers also notes that wolves do not have this trait, indicating that this behavior has been selected over the 20,000 years or so that dogs and humans have worked and lived together.

by Christopher Heiser on November 21 13:46
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