- Sep 14, 2020
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So this week was overtaken by the breakthrough super sciencey research on the origins of dogs so scrap the old garbage midden theory and brace yourselves. Wolves became dogs because Ice age hunters had to much lean meat and didn't know what to do with it so they fed it to wolves and that turned wolves into dogs! So there ya go now stop asking about how dogs became domesticated. Apparently humans need fat to process proteins so they ate the fatty bits and gave the wolves the less nutritious lean bits. Ice age hunters were so skilled they just caught so much that they gave it to vicious predatory wildlife.
just the tip of the iceberg how many versions of this story popped up in various news platforms
Excess protein enabled dog domestication during severe Ice Age winters
Humans may have domesticated dogs by accident by sharing excess meat
The leftovers' route to dog domestication
Our ancestors domesticated dogs by sharing leftover meat during the last Ice Age, new study suggests
The Leftovers Route to Dog Domestication
You get the gist
Im wondering what kind of fantasy world these 'scientists" are channeling because the story we have been getting from them until now is the ice age was a time of hardship and deprivation where only the strong survived the vicious onslaughts of nature. But here we see ice age hunter gatherers with so few worries they are feeding wolves, Who turned into dogs as a result, but there are still wolves.
some of the things these articles will teach you
Plants were scarce and prey was lean during those harsh Ice Age winters. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors could only get all 45% of the calories they needed to survive from eating lean meat, since too much can cause protein poisoning (human livers aren't well-adapted to metabolizing protein). In the absence of plant-based carbs, our ancestors relied on animal fat and grease to supplement their diet.
Here Im going to say no humans have ever conceived a fondness for wolves as a society maybe the occasional unsocialized psycho loner but not families with kids and wives so on Residents want wolf hunt see what I mean?Still, you have leftover lean meat because that’s not the part of the musk ox that people like. What to do with it? Toss it to the wolf pup! You don’t know why you took the beast in, but it’s cute, and it seems to thrive on the parts of the kill you don’t favor. If this happens often enough, and you and your children and their children end up keeping some of these wolves and their progeny, what do you get? Dogs!
of peculiar note here is they fed wolves but not tigers bears or lion so we don't have any domestic tigers bears or lions. I'm pretty disappointed
Not that the ice age narrative is in anyway cohesive apparently when they weren't working on domesticating wolves they were relandscaping the general terrain of whole continents to get rid of all those pesky trees Did Ice Age hunters burn Europe’s forests? | EarthSky.org
other questions that come to mind are why this story now??? Is this really that relevant to something or another?
if we cant process proteins without fat why are we constantly recommending lowfat meats ??
you couldn't make a nice broth out it?
I don't buy this ice age comradery between wolf and hunter it isn't how humans think. Having lived somewhere where stray dogs are problem I can only think a bunch of hungry wolves demanding more food would be even worse. Clearly I'm no scientist