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Dogs in Antiquity: Anubis to Cerbrus the Origins of the Domestic Dog…

by Douglas J. Brewer, Terence Clark, Adrian Phillips

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Using new genetic research and the material from excavations, Anubis to Cerberus first examines the archaeological evidence for the origins of the dog and the process of domestication in prehistory. In historic times numerous tomb-paintings and artifacts from Egypt and the Middle East depict dogs hunting, herding, guarding and simply as pets. Dogs represented gods in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, and their archaeological remains have been recovered in cult centers. These records show the development of specialized breeds during the first great civilizations. In the Graeco-Roman period a new dimension to the story is added: technical literature about rearing, training and special uses of the dog. Lavishly illustrated, this book combines the latest scientific material with a cultural history to tell the developing story of the inter-relationship between man and dog from its origin in remote antiquity to that which we know today. It will be invaluable for archaeologists wishing to identify dogs and canid remains, for zoologists tracing the history of the species and fascinating for anyone who has a serious interest in the history of the dog and the origins of modern breeds. Professor Douglas J. Brewer is Director of the Spurlock Museum of Culture and Natural History and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. Previous publications include Domestic Plants and Animals and Fish and Fishing in Ancient Egypt. Sir Terence Clark studied Arabic at the School of Oriental African Studies, London University and the Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, Shemlan, Lebanon before a distinguished diplomatic career in the Middle East. He is an authority on Arab hunting, particularly with Saluqis. Adrian Phillips is the co-editor of

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