When was the dog domesticated?
The most likely reason that hunter-gatherers would want to domesticate the dog is for use as a hunting tool. There is evidence to suggest that the domestication of dogs did not stem from a single location and that many communities globally all used their initiative to do so. Most evidence stems from human burials in which the remains of dogs are present alongside those of humans. An example of which is a grave in Bonn-Oberkassel, Germany, where a dog is buried with two humans. This evidence alongside the previously mentioned examples of plant domestication shows how even thousands of years before established settlements relied upon agriculture success for survival their predecessors were beginning to utilize basic agricultural techniques to enhance their established hunting and gathering methods. The evidence above also proves to some extent that the basis for animal and plant domestication was not an accident and came about more as an advance in human intelligence and adaptation.