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by Alicia Blanco Padilla, Bernardo Rodríguez Galicia and Raúl Valadez Azúa
Dogs came to the Americas accompanying humans as far back as ten thousand years ago, so it is not surprising that ancient Mesoamerican civilizations gave them special symbolic importance. Bone fragments and complete skeletons of dogs, as well as of coyotes and wolves, have appeared in archaeological excavations. This volume describes the Canis skeleton in detail and discusses how to differentiate domesticated dogs from coyotes and wolves. Identification of breeds, sex, and age of domesticated dogs is addressed. In Spanish.
Published by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (México, D.F.), 2009. 269 pp. ISBN: 978-968-03-0333-5.
$39.00 (shipping included). Order code UN131.