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Beverley Miles @BeverleyBMiles
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@Papyrus_Stories @CCChiara @NatGalleriesSco Great question, J-Crom!


Making a correlation between a modern dog breed and an ancient Egyptian representation of a dog isn't straightforward.

#dogs #dogsofegypt #doggos #floofs #humandogrelations
@Papyrus_Stories @CCChiara @NatGalleriesSco 2/5

Scientifically: modern dog breeds (genetics) only emerged in the last few hundred years from Europe (cf. Parker et al., 2004; vonHoldt et al., 2010)

#dogs #dogsofegypt #doggos #floofs #humandogrelations
@Papyrus_Stories @CCChiara @NatGalleriesSco 3/5

Visually: even today, identifying dog breed (genetics) based on visual identification is *highly contested* (cf. Voith et al., 2009, 2013; Olson, 2015)

#dogs #dogsofegypt #doggos #floofs #humandogrelations
@Papyrus_Stories @CCChiara @NatGalleriesSco 4/5

Archaeologically: that said, OK skeletal remains, though few they are, do not equate with the so-called Tzm morph – ping Linda @ZooArchaeo :
one OK type and one pariah at Balat (cf. Val loggia); one short-legged dog at Elephantine (cf. Boessneck)
@Papyrus_Stories @CCChiara @NatGalleriesSco @ZooArchaeo 5/5

Best not to use modern breed descriptors for ancient dogs

… I’d probably just call the dog by it’s name! :P
#dogs #dogsofegypt #doggos #floofs #humandogrelations
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