New DNA testing has proven definitively that several Native American dog breeds, including the Chihuahua and Carolina Dog, have beenRead more
Chihuahua pot from Niesler Mound in Georgia The origins of the Chihuahua have been lost in the mists of timeRead more
Do three dog effigy pots excavated in Georgia in the 1930s at the Bull Creek Site and one fromRead more
An ancient burial site in Mexico contains evidence that Mixtec Indians conducted funerary rituals involving cremation as far back as 3,000 years ago.
The find represents the earliest known hints that Mixtecs used this burial practice, which was later reserved for Mixtec kings and Aztec emperors, according to researchers who excavated the site.Read more
Hundreds of prehistoric dogs found buried throughout the southwestern United States show that canines played a key role in the spiritual beliefs of ancient Americans, new research suggests.Read more
In ancient Illinois, small dogs were made to carry or pull sacks of firewood until the tips of their vertebrae broke. Sometimes their heads were lopped off with stone axes during sacrificial ceremonies. Most often, they were buried with the trash.Read more