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Man's Best FriendTop of Mind with Julie Rose
- Mar 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Guest: Robert Losey, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Research Associate at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Do you have a dog? Do you treat it like a member of the family? Let it sit at the table or sleep on the bed? Recent excavation of cemeteries in Siberia that date back 7,000 and 8,000 years finds this closeness between man and his furry best friend is an ancient one. Anthropologist Robert Losey has unearthed the remains of dogs closely resembling modern Siberian Huskies buried for their own sake – not just as companions to their owners in the afterlife.