Studies on Amerindian dogs, 2: Variation in early peruvian dogs

Don Brothwell, A. Malaga, Richard Burleigh

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Remains of dogs have been discovered in Peru for over a hundred years, but relatively little information is available on them. Dating evidence, especially by the radiocarbon method, suggests that the skulls of dogs considered in detail here range from 1030 BC to 1324 AD, with the majority belonging to the past two millennia. Craniometric information is presented on a series of early Peruvian specimens now preserved in Lima and London, representing the majority of material as yet unpublished, and the largest sample so far studied. Additional Peruvian data were also collected from the literature, as well as comparable information on some other Amerindian dog series. It has been possible to indicate that two distinct forms are represented in the Peruvian material. © 1979.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)139-161
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1979


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