Archaeologists in the Middle East (including sites in Israel), keep digging up evidence of the ancient relationship between people and dogs.  Genetics suggest the domestication started around 15,000 years ago.    Where this first happened (and how many times) remains an open question.  But archaeology is finding evidence of co-habitation, including multiple sites in the Middle East around 11,500 years ago. The archaeological and genetic evidence all point to the same continuous record which doesn’t work for any literal reading of Genesis 1.


Eynan/Ain Mallaha (Natufian Site) “Woman buried with dog (cast)” Epipaleolithic Period – around 12,000 years ago

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