PUBLISHED: 22:02, Thu, Jan 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 22:02, Thu, Jan 7, 2021
Dogs may have come to be after humans fed wolves their excess meat. Between 29,000 and 14,000 years ago, humans and wolves coexisted in northern Europe, which was in the midst of an Ice Age. As such, there was less vegetation around, and both were feeding on an abundance of meat.
This prey provided so much food that the ancient human had a surplus.
As a result, the humans may have begun feeding their scraps to newly captured wolf pups.
Over the course of generations, these wolves became domesticated and gave rise to dogs.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The new research, led by the Finnish Food Authority in Helsinki, is based on the idea that in the winter game was much leaner - which is higher in protein.