Were Dogs Domesticated In Europe? Scientists Disagree
A study placing the birthplace of the domestic pooch in Europe is the latest blow in a surprisingly contentious debate.By Steven Sparkman | November 14, 2013
We know dogs evolved from wolves, but it turns out how and when the transformation took place is actually a little bit of a controversy, believe it or not.
A new study in the journal Science makes the claim our canine friends were domesticated sometime between 19,000 and 32,000 years ago in Europe. And the researchers are making no bones about their findings.
One of the study's authors told The New York Times, "It's a simple story, and the story is they were domesticated in Europe."