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Research Article

Burying Dogs in Ancient Cis-Baikal, Siberia: Temporal Trends and Relationships with Human Diet and Subsistence Practices

  • Robert J. Losey mail,

    robert.losey@ualberta.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Sandra Garvie-Lok,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Jennifer A. Leonard,

    Affiliation: Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Group, Estación Biológica de Doñana (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas), Seville, Spain

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  • M. Anne Katzenberg,

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Mietje Germonpré,

    Affiliation: Department of Palaeontology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Tatiana Nomokonova,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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  • Mikhail V. Sablin,

    Affiliation: Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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  • Olga I. Goriunova,

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology and Ethnography, Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia

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  • Natalia E. Berdnikova,

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology and Ethnography, Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia

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  • Nikolai A. Savel’ev

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology and Ethnography, Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia

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  • Published: May 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063740

About the Authors

Robert J. Losey, Sandra Garvie-Lok
Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jennifer A. Leonard
Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics Group, Estación Biológica de Doñana (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas), Seville, Spain
M. Anne Katzenberg
Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mietje Germonpré
Department of Palaeontology, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Tatiana Nomokonova
Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mikhail V. Sablin
Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Olga I. Goriunova, Natalia E. Berdnikova, Nikolai A. Savel’ev
Department of Archaeology and Ethnography, Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia

Corresponding Author

Email: robert.losey@ualberta.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJL SGL JAL TN. Performed the experiments: RJL JAL MAK MG. Analyzed the data: RJL SGL JAL MAK MG TN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MVS OIG NEB NAS. Wrote the paper: RJL SGL JAL MAK MG TN.