Dog DNA Reveals How Humans Settled New Zealand

Dog DNA Reveals How Humans Settled New Zealand
Aviation Security Service of New Zealand via AP

No road trip is complete without a dog by your side, its head hanging out of the window to take in the sights and smells of your journey. That's been true, in various forms, for at least 10,000 years, which is how long we humans have been traveling with our dogs by our sides. In fact, a recent study investigates the first occupation of New Zealand by turning away from the humans involved and instead examining their dogs: the canine passengers in the grand voyaging canoes of the ancient Polynesians.

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