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How Dogs Became Our Best Friends: The Genetics of Domestication of Dogs



The connection between you and your pandemic pup may be new, but the connection between humans and dogs goes way back! Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated – but where, when, how and why is hotly debated. Dr. Audrey LinThe paleogeneticist and Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will share her research on the subject and answer your questions as you learn more about the history of man’s best friends.

Moderator: Briana Pobiner, Paleoanthropologist and educator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) theme series.

This program is presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.