Early Canid Burial from the Western Ozark Highland

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Science  27 Feb 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3922, pp. 1246-1247
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3922.1246


A dog skeleton unearthed at Rodgers Shelter, Benton County, Missouri, came from a zone dating at approximately 5500 B.C. The animal, buried in a shallow pit beneath a tumulus of limestone rocks, is one of the earliest instances of canid interment to be recorded for North America.

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