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North America's first dogs were domesticated in Siberia, but their descendants are all gone

The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas in the 15th century didn't just affect the lives of native people already living here. It also took a devastating toll on their pets.

In a paper published this week in Science, an international team of archaeologists and geneticists report that the lineage of dogs that thrived alongside

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