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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 pre-history. Lavishly illustrated, this book combines the latest scientific material with 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.
Introduction; The Evolution of the Modern Dog with notes (Douglas Brewer); The Path to Domestication with notes (Douglas Brewer); The Dogs of Ancient Egypt with notes (Douglas Brewer); The Dogs of the Ancient Near East with notes (Sir Terence Clark); The Dogs of the Classical World with notes (Adrian Phillips); Bibliography; Index.
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 Xenophon and Arrian On Hunting with Hounds.