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The oldest depictions of dogs ever found are over 8,000 years old, found carved into a cliff in the desert of Saudi Arabia. Studies show, however, that dogs are found coexisting with humans as far back as 30,000 years ago. If this is the case, "Why does it take so long for dogs to appear in human artwork?" Dogs have certainly been an integral part of human society for almost as long as they've been around, so what do these early images reveal about the ancient relationship between dogs and man? This paper explores possible answers to both of these questions as well as exploring specific aspects of the image in question.
Utah State University
Aerospace Engineering | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Bradley, Myles, "The Earliest Drawings of Dogs" (2020). Fall Student Research Symposium 2020. 7.