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Dingoes and Aboriginal social organization in Holocene Australia

Balme, Jane; O'Connor, Susan

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Dogs are perhaps the most widespread domesticated animal and the species that forms the closest bonds with humans. Placental dogs (dingoes) appear in the Australian record in the mid to late Holocene and, at European contact just over 200. years ago, tamed dingoes were observed to be living with Aboriginal people. These dingoes were used as companions, protectors and as hunting dogs. In addition, differences between women's and men's relationships with dingoes have been observed. There is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103252
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.08.015

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