Prehistoric wild dog found on a 1.8-million-year-old site in Dmanisi

03 August 2021

The scientific journal Nature published an article “The early hunting dog from Dmanisi with comments on the social behaviour in Canidae and hominins“ (Saverio Bartolini-Lucenti, Joan Madurell-Malapeira, Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro, Paul Palmqvist, David Lordkipanidze & Lorenzo Rook) about the teeth and jaw fragments, found at Georgia’s 1.8-million-year-old Dmanisi Site, that belong to an extinct canid known as the Eurasian hunting dog.
The fossil is the oldest of its kind yet found.

National Geographic article about new discovery.

Image by S. Bartolini-Lucenti