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Wolves Taught Human Ancestors new tricks 100,000 Years Ago.

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"We believe there were several forces that led to the development of anatomically and behaviorally modern humans, and that the close relationship between our human ancestors and wolves was one of the key factors," Paul Tacon, principal research scientist at the Australian Museum, told Reuters.

At the heart of their contention that the ancestors of man's best friend were instrumental in helping humans to survive and thrive is what they call growing archaeological and genetic evidence that the partnership went back at least 100,000 to 130,000 years -- far longer than conventionally thought."

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More Confirmation of the theory that Humans and Canines Co-evolved.

Makes sense, dogs form super close bonds with THEIR particular group of Humans.

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It's probably true that humans learned by observing wolves and their behavior, as they no doubt also did by observing other animals and happenings in their environments, but to say that "wolves taught humans" sounds like putting a spin on it that imples something more. No doubt wolves (and later, domestic dogs) were valuable allies to early humans, but lets call a spade a spade.

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I've read some interesting articles theorizing that ancient humans, wolves, and ravens formed a symbiotic hunting triad. Based on the observations that wolves and humans partner-bond and that ravens and wolves seem to cooperate while hunting, the theory goes that the three of us just stopped working together awhile back.

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