Prehistoric dog came into the cave earlier than thought
Question: Where did the domestic dog as we know it come from, and how long have they been around?
Answer: Until a recent discovery by an international team of scientists, the earliest fossils of a domestic dog dated back to about 14,000 years ago and were found in Russia. This recent discovery, reported by the Discovery Channel, backs that time frame up by about 17,700 years, to around 31,700 years ago. Remains for this older, prehistoric dog were excavated from a cave in Belgium. This discovery suggests to researchers that the Aurgnacian people of Europe from the Upper Paleolithic period were the first to domesticate dogs.