In CAS’ second podcast we talk with CAS-fellow and archaeologist Professor Robert Losey about his research in Siberia on dog skeletons that are thousands of years old, how and why humans and dogs get along so well, and his personal relationship with his dog Guinness.


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Dogs and wolves have the capacities for these relationships on a genetic basis, but these early dogs may have initiated associating and living among humans on their own

Professor Robert Losey is part of the 2015/2016 CAS project Arctic Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene. After almost a year of research at CAS in Oslo he is now back at the University of Alberta in Canada and travels regularly to the Russian Arctic for research.

New findings

The latest research on dog domestication suggests that dogs may in fact have been domesticated twice (see article in Science). Professor Losey collaborates with the research group behind this research, and his work is sited in the report.

Audio: Karoline Kvellestad Isaksen