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The History of Dogs: evolution, archaeology, and mythology | Full lecture (University of Wyoming)

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  • allon zehe
    allon zehe 2 ай бұрын +282

    You're a really good public speaker. I can't watch most lectures cause the presenter says "um" between every single sentence. This lecture was fascinating and educational, thanks for posting it.

    • flaze3
      flaze3 Ай бұрын

      ​@Obman's History Project that's because he thought about what he wanted to say; didn't just blurt out nonsense.

    • Parkcrashers
      Parkcrashers Ай бұрын

      ​@David Ian Howe eeeddeddeddddddddeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwqwwww1qqqw2wwqwwqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq

    • Kinda Likes to Rattle
      Kinda Likes to Rattle Ай бұрын +1

      I have misophonia and can’t deal with 90% of speakers. I get it

    • Phylonyous Phunk
      Phylonyous Phunk Ай бұрын +1


    • Dennis Jones
      Dennis Jones Ай бұрын

      @David Ian Howe Very educational and enjoyable lecture. Makes me want to go back to college to take your classes.

  • István Sipos
    István Sipos 2 ай бұрын +254

    "I wanna be your best friend all your life. Sadly, I don't have that much time. Thus, I'll be your best friend all MY life."
    - every dog ever.

    • DrCruel
      DrCruel Ай бұрын

      Larry SERVE Master, because Master FEED Larry.

    • Henk M
      Henk M Ай бұрын +2

      Made me sad.

    • Red River
      Red River Ай бұрын +1

      👏👏 beautifully said.

    • Quando Quando Quando
      Quando Quando Quando Ай бұрын +4

      I'm not crying you're crying 😭💕

  • Michael Treble Lysenko
    Michael Treble Lysenko Ай бұрын +10

    Thank-you for the insightful story. My dog came from the Canadian Arctic: Baffin Island. She was a reject sled dog in a remote Inuit community only reachable by sea or air. My wife rescued this dog with the help of her employer as a clinical social worker with the Canadian government. This dog came to live with us in Winnipeg, where at first, she stayed outside, in a fenced city yard, as we thought she would prefer, in winter, however after awhile she let us know that her preference was to be inside at night with our little family of four. contrary to your depiction of dog/wolves tearing a household apart, this dog never chewed up or destroyed a thing over her 14 year lifespan! And it was not that this dog did not look exactly like a WOLF! Often little children would run up to us on a walk in the city, and say: "is this a wolf" as she let them give her a hug, and say her ears are so soft. I took the dog to a Canadian sled/ski-joring outfit to get what I hoped to be training for ski-joring as I was a life long skier: but to my surprise, the process of the training took about 30 minutes, as the trainer just gave me the command words, and said; "this dog doesn't need training, she knows what to do" the trainer was right. So began our decade and a half life together that is likely the most meaningful and intimate relationship in my life.

  • John Simmons
    John Simmons 2 ай бұрын +41

    I'm 75 years old and I call myself a history buff but this is the first time a lecture it brought tears to my eyes thank you

    • Connie Young
      Connie Young Күн бұрын +1

      Same. We are so blessed to have the gift of dogs. Thank you for this amazing lecture

  • James Moss
    James Moss 2 ай бұрын +75

    I was a K9 handler, all of my dogs communicated with me verbally and non verbally.
    They relied on me I relied on them.
    I had the sense that they loved me or bonded with me.
    All in all the best friends I've ever had were my K9s

  • Ty Mcfadden
    Ty Mcfadden 2 ай бұрын +48

    I am of Gaelic ancestry, and from what I understand, the word Collie means "useful" in that ancient language. I believe wolves and humans came together because each found the other useful in some way or another. I honestly cannot imagine a world where we don't have our useful little companions.

    • Ty Mcfadden
      Ty Mcfadden Ай бұрын +4

      @59th Bittersteel sorry you never developed the ability to interact with other people politely.

    • 59th Bittersteel
      59th Bittersteel Ай бұрын

      @Voor Naam Lmao, are you special? Its called the border collie not borderline. In the UK, we have a region called the "border". Which is made up of 4 counties. This border is between Scotland and Northern England. The border collie was bred over generations in this region. Gaelic absolutely plays no part in this. The Gaelic language was never spoken in the border region, the Gaelic language was spoken on the other side of Britain! Honestly, Americans don't know anything about the UK.

    • Voor Naam
      Voor Naam Ай бұрын +2

      @59th Bittersteel And it is a borderline collie. The border between Scotts and Gælics. You need an Iron Curtain, if you all are picking each other that hard. Jesus, keep it friendly.

    • 59th Bittersteel
      59th Bittersteel Ай бұрын +1

      @Ty Mcfadden Sorry if you was offended

    • Ty Mcfadden
      Ty Mcfadden Ай бұрын +1

      @59th Bittersteel ok then, thanks for the correction... and thanks for not being a snippy prick about it?? oh wait, you were, NM.

  • Jamie Nelson
    Jamie Nelson 2 ай бұрын +33

    This is the absolute best thing I've seen in months! And I watch A LOT of KZclip. Mostly history stuff. But this was just fantastic!

  • Bentley's Backwoods Bushcraft
    Bentley's Backwoods Bushcraft 2 ай бұрын +59

    Long story short, I was always a "cat person" one year our young son wanted a dog, which we got. (Beagle / Basset mix) Her and I bonded more than I could state. She and I were as close as any two people could ever be. She passed after 10 years and I morn her to this day, as I would and do humans I have lost. As well I do not desire to find another dog she could never be replaced, I am and shall remain loyal to her love.

    • P
      P 11 күн бұрын

      We can be both cat people and dog people. Each has their own distinct character. That's why we love them.

    • Lo Bello
      Lo Bello 12 күн бұрын

      I feel the same way about mine and she is 9 years old already.

    • Libby Hobbs
      Libby Hobbs 21 күн бұрын +1

      @whatever I hope your beautiful words will touch his heart. Been rescuing Bassett Hounds for 50 years. 8 have come and gone now,each special in their own way! Too many wonderful canines waiting for you to love them and give them the forever home they deserve. I'd like to think my past Hounds are glad to have the last two rescued as all one big Hound family! God Bless our "best friends ".

    • jessepitt
      jessepitt Ай бұрын +2

      @whatever Absolutely agree. It won’t ever be the same relationship but that doesn’t mean it won’t be special.

    • jessepitt
      jessepitt Ай бұрын +2

      I have four dogs and three cats. I don’t see any reason they are mutually exclusive? I will never be without a dog. We also have horses, goats, chickens and rabbits. My kids are the kindest imaginable because they learned compassion and kindness from animals.

  • Jewels Mickey
    Jewels Mickey Ай бұрын +8

    What probably happened was back in the day a wolf pack saw prehistoric humans hunting & thought “ How embarrassing! They are so inept. They’ll never survive without us.” And they adopted us. I get that feeling everytime I take my dog for a walk. “ You poor thing. You can’t even make it around the neighborhood without me. You even have to put a lead on me you need me so much!” Dogs are great. Informative & enjoyable show. Thank you.

  • Charlie Two Teas
    Charlie Two Teas 2 ай бұрын +55

    This is the sort of stuff that makes me want to pivot from social psych to anthropology for my masters. Was great seeing the full lecture after seeing clips on other media.

    • Brendan Akers
      Brendan Akers 2 ай бұрын +1

      I was studying psychology and also at a certain point became more interested in anthropology. I got my BA degree in social science: psychology/ sociology/ anthropology. I took all the classes that were offered in psychology and anthropology.

    • David Ian Howe
      David Ian Howe  2 ай бұрын +3

      Thanks so much!

  • Flight Sim Historian
    Flight Sim Historian 2 ай бұрын +80

    My favorite thing about dogs (as a dog person) is that many dogs can somehow automatically tell if a human is a dog lover, and don't act like said human is a threat.
    Edit: anecdotal evidence on my part.

    • Manfred Connor
      Manfred Connor Ай бұрын +1

      @Obe Doobie agreed

    • Obe Doobie
      Obe Doobie Ай бұрын

      @Manfred Connor Some people are just "ass-holes" and some dogs are too!

    • Wingy
      Wingy Ай бұрын +3

      One day I was hanging out in my kitchen with the sliding door open when out of nowhere this huge black lab comes skipping up my deck stairs and into the house. He looked so happy to see me and I wasn't afraid at all. I just bent down and gave him ear and belly rubs and read his collar to see where he came from. Turns out he lived a few blocks away, so I leashed him up, and walked him back home. Halfway there his owners were driving around looking for him. They stopped their car, got out and demanded I give them their dog back. They didn't even thank me for taking care of him. Now I know why that dog ran away from home. Those people were vile.
      I really do wonder if dogs can sense which people will offer safety and comfort when they're in need. He probably smelled my dog's "marks" in my yard, so maybe that meant that I was friendly to their kind? Either way, what a bond we have with these creatures. I'm so fortunate to have experienced it. 🥰

    • Manfred Connor
      Manfred Connor Ай бұрын

      @Blake Morris Or maybe you just smelled of snausiges?

    • Blake Morris
      Blake Morris Ай бұрын +1

      One of my acquaintances had a cocker spaniel who had been mistreated, and she hated everyone but him. When we were introduced she came to me eagerly and allowed me to play with her. I'm sure she knew I was a dog lover.

  • Dee Westhill
    Dee Westhill Ай бұрын +10

    At the very end, exactly as I knew I would, i was crying uncontrollably at the heartfelt epitaphs by the Romans' best friends.

  • SirRimbya
    SirRimbya 2 ай бұрын +33

    Great lecture, thank you for putting this on KZclip for free, this video is priceless. Also, the epitaph for Patricus is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard, definitely got me choked up.

  • Archangel M127
    Archangel M127 2 ай бұрын +66

    We all know that friendship is magic. To my mind, it follows quite naturally that love is magic too. And the defining characteristic of all the dogs I've known is unconditional love. ❤

  • Kevin Bailey
    Kevin Bailey 2 ай бұрын +25

    This is a great compacted history of dogs.
    I spent almost 50 years with dogs so far and I still picked up some new information.
    Definitely sharing.
    Thank you

  • countingcoup
    countingcoup 2 ай бұрын +83

    This is the highest value of KZclip for me…
    David Howe and his social media content/work is a gem 💎

    • StuJusnJim
      StuJusnJim 25 күн бұрын +1

      Agreed! David, I hope you do more stuff on KZclip. (I need more of this awesomeness for my long commutes to work!)

    • Allen Hunley
      Allen Hunley Ай бұрын +4

      I agree that this is the highest value of KZclip.

    • David Ian Howe
      David Ian Howe  2 ай бұрын +6

      High praise, thanks!

  • Oscar Ballard
    Oscar Ballard 2 ай бұрын +59

    I can say that my relationship with Dogs, particularly the many Irish Wolfhounds we've had, has taught me more about Love and Grief, than nearly all my other life experiences. I don't grieve much over the people I've loved as I'm sure I'll see them again. However, I do wonder and worry about my dearest and closest friends who went before me, those with the big black noses and their gift of unconditional love.

    • Libby Hobbs
      Libby Hobbs 21 күн бұрын

      Hounds I've rescued over 50 years. All life on earth are given souls.

    • Libby Hobbs
      Libby Hobbs 21 күн бұрын

      @Alice Morales-Urteaga The Rainbow Bridge is where I will find al the beautiful Bassett Hounnds

    • Alice Morales-Urteaga
      Alice Morales-Urteaga 22 күн бұрын +1

      ​@ScottyFox I believe you. When my Pomeranian tragically died we heard his familiar shuffling through his collection of empty water bottles and toys underneath our bed. We were all getting comfortable ready to go to sleep and we hear little rattling and movement and my husband and I both realized at the same moment, looking at each other and remembered that our fur baby was no longer alive. At least not physically. Spiritually they all are with us. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed is what I've been told.

    • M P
      M P Ай бұрын

      @Obe Doobie although I recommend listening to the sermon in its entirety, he addresses the question "do animals have souls" for one minute starting at 19:37.

    • Obe Doobie
      Obe Doobie Ай бұрын

      The preacher says they have no soul. The Priest blesses our pets. One reason to convert.

  • Greg Conn
    Greg Conn 2 ай бұрын +25

    I think we associated dogs with death because of our fear... We used dogs to warn us from lions , and other larger predators in ancient times. They meaning dogs helped us face our fear of the unknown, the fear of what's in the dark outside of our homes and what faces us in the unknown of death.

  • Ezzaroonie
    Ezzaroonie 2 ай бұрын +17

    More than anything else in this video, the brief point about cats completely destroying Australia's ecosystem (13:53) is super appreciated! It's out of control but rarely gets mentioned so cheers 😁

    • Leslie Fish
      Leslie Fish Ай бұрын +1

      If there were that many cats in Australia, the country wouldn't be periodically plagued by seas of mice and rats.

  • Mathew Aitken
    Mathew Aitken 2 ай бұрын +19

    Wow, I wish I had lecturers like you at university when I went. I learned so much. Dogs are the best people.

  • David Barton
    David Barton 2 ай бұрын +43

    Fantastic lecture. Coming from a family of spaniel lovers, I've unfortunately had to bury more than a few. We usually send them on with a few their favorite things.

    • Thomas Foss
      Thomas Foss Ай бұрын

      I could say the same about labs!!!! Ive always had a way with them, and never had a bad one---- I had a crazy one--- Bootsy Nuts, but, with extensive personal training, she turned into a pretty decent pheasant hunter---

    • Chino
      Chino 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Roger Ivy
      Who cares? Spaniel's are the
      BEST dogs in the world!

    • Roger Ivy
      Roger Ivy 2 ай бұрын

      How is this related to the video?

    • rasmichael
      rasmichael 2 ай бұрын +5

      I breaks my heart every single time.
      Due to travelling for work I haven't had a dog in thirty years but on the day before Christmas my wife returned from Kenya after three months and put a transport box at my feet.
      I cried like a little bitch and to be honest I'm already dreading the day I know will come.

  • Greg Zuccolo
    Greg Zuccolo Ай бұрын +8

    Dogs are magic. I cared for a friend's dog and he kind of became my dog. The way he learned different behaviors from me by just watching me. He was magic.

  • golgariSoul
    golgariSoul 2 ай бұрын +14

    I am extremely appreciative of the inclusion of editing in this video. I have a hard time paying attention to youtube videos that are just "talking" and every cut and addition was very enjoyable.

  • Kati Pohl
    Kati Pohl 2 ай бұрын +27

    Animals such as dogs, horses and cats come into our lives from an other level of existence because they feel pity for us and decide to help. This is what I learned about animal communication from the Canadian blackfoot shaman Pablo. Hi from Germany and thank you for the great video which will be shared.

    • Thomas Foss
      Thomas Foss Ай бұрын +3

      To communicate with only hand signals for hours while hunting with my labs gave me the most fulfilling feeling of accomplishment in my life!!!!!! Not any job I've had came close!!! I miss them all greatly!!!!

  • oHaiKuu
    oHaiKuu 2 ай бұрын +6

    You’re my favorite barkaeologist.

  • Aimee Morgado
    Aimee Morgado 2 ай бұрын +7

    Thank you! Having worked in academia, it is nice to hear you mesh your research with your theses AND your doubts, questions, and hopes. Curiosity and discovery are more important than absolute certainty. We all need to remember this! You have very fortunate students- they will be less likely to be egotistical and more likely to collaborate. BRAVO

  • Nick Gordon
    Nick Gordon 2 ай бұрын +17

    This is so well done. I loved the visuals that went along with the lecture, made feel like a documentary of sorts.

  • Denny Smith
    Denny Smith Ай бұрын +5

    Such a wonderful presentation! The story of dogs is compelling because it's our story.

  • John Veach
    John Veach 2 ай бұрын +17

    For years I have called my dogs "my biological alarm system" biotechnology seems appropriate. I grew up with and keep myself working shepherds!

    • Don duMas
      Don duMas Ай бұрын +2

      I call them my early warning system and barking dogs, doggie-on-duty.

  • valli pherson
    valli pherson 2 ай бұрын +13

    I've been quite satisfied with my academic choices and professional life. Nevertheless, had ethnocynology been available as a discipline when I was choosing what to pursue, and later to teach, without any doubt whatsoever, I would have chosen it. This splendid lecture reinforces that personal truth.

  • electra424
    electra424 2 ай бұрын +17

    This was FANTASTIC I would love to see more videos going more in depth with pretty much all the things you talked about. It's really hard to find quality prehistoric dog content. Keep it coming please!!!

    • electra424
      electra424 2 ай бұрын +6

      @David Ian Howe I would love to see a breakdown of all the evidence we have for exactly when dogs were domesticated... Like going into the difference between dogs and protodogs. Also maybe a cultural breakdown where you talk about how dogs were used and viewed differently in cultures and how they may have played a role in our own evolution/transition to agricultural society. The cultural mythology related to dogs you talked about was fascinating

    • David Ian Howe
      David Ian Howe  2 ай бұрын +3

      What would you like to see next?

  • Esmerelda Villalobos
    Esmerelda Villalobos 2 ай бұрын +6

    I enjoyed watching this so much! Our pact with dogs goes back so far, I've always know and felt that dogs and we have been bonded so strongly. Thanks for your book recommends!

  • James Greenamyer
    James Greenamyer Ай бұрын +4

    GREAT presentation! I currently have a (rescued) Chihuahua named Lala. I'm closer to her than I am to most people. When you read the epitaph to the dog that said "no longer will you give me a thousand kisses, or sit contentedly on my lap", it made me tear up. Dogs really are the best thing humans ever did.

  • Joan MacArthur
    Joan MacArthur 2 ай бұрын +13

    That was a fascinating lecture, David. I have never consciously associated dogs with death but I guess there is always that knowledge that when you bond with your dog, you are most likely going to outlive him or her and then there is a the knowing that there will be death and grief. Too simplistic, I realize but a reason. If you are close to your dog you "read" each other and miss them so much.
    We took in quite a few senior rescue dogs overs the years--some I bonded with more than others. However I miss every one of those dogs to this day. Each one was unique.
    Your dog epitaphs underline our human/dog bonds so movingly. But I enjoy your sense of humor too especially with your caveman friend. (Jta, we have inherited a senior cat now, hmmmmmmm. He's gentleman I'll say that for him and we'll spoil him....but he is a c*t).
    Thank you for your your channel. Am learning much.

    • Dale Eastern brat
      Dale Eastern brat 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Lukas Makarios The Cubans named her before I met her. Her character was formed by the way things were. I was lucky.

    • Lukas Makarios
      Lukas Makarios 2 ай бұрын +4

      @Dale Eastern brat
      Aww, you gave her a name. Now she has a soul. Maybe you'll meet again after.

    • Dale Eastern brat
      Dale Eastern brat 2 ай бұрын +4

      Just buried mine yesterday. A wild urban mother dog. Took me two years to become her friend. She had very little to no human contact before me. We were just another thing she had to deal with.
      The greatest friend, smart and beyond brave. Carmella will be missed.

    • David Ian Howe
      David Ian Howe  2 ай бұрын +2

      I truly appreciate this comment and I’m glad you liked the talk.

  • michelle stein-evers frankl
    michelle stein-evers frankl Ай бұрын +2

    So brilliant and timely for us; we lost our boy just weeks ago and the dog epitaphs, well, too close to home. I am glad that the love , cultivation and education of dogs is a part of what makes us human and is recognised as such now.

  • stirgy
    stirgy Ай бұрын +1

    Incredible. It's all about the oxytocin, bro. Our happy corgi, Josie is still releasing it more than a year after she took her journey to the underverse. Great video. ♥️

  • Thecapn_uk
    Thecapn_uk Ай бұрын +2

    Great lecture, beautifully presented, very well edited and some cool comments, especially at the end with comments from those who loved their dogs and thoughtfully gave them a loving epitaph. My take on 'the relationship of dogs to death' would be that I would want my dog to accompany me in my death, just as I will probably lay her down for the last time when she passes.

  • big blob
    big blob 2 ай бұрын +5

    Thanks for this fascinating lecture. I think the study of Akbash and Kangal dogs might be very useful. They are simultaneously one of the oldest and newest breeds. They are still primitive dogs and wolves are occasionally bred back into them to keep the genetics healthy. They are also vital survival tools for the herd people of central Asia and incredibly tough smart and loyal.

  • mypinion
    mypinion Ай бұрын

    My dogs have quite literally have saved my life a number of times..this is great vid..I have always wanted to document my dogs verbal and nonverbal communication with me and themselves.. there's more going on than we realize with them than just basic needs

  • Bboops23
    Bboops23 5 күн бұрын

    So I have always had a deep fascination with archeology and anthropology. I'm really glad I found this channel because it touches on something that I particularly have been searching for which is the history of dogs and how they evolved alongside humans. What I didn't expect was to be crying like a baby at the grave epitaphs and now I'm hugging my two precious dogs. Do you think that cultures far into the future will see the episode of Futurama, Jurassic Park, and talk about how much we loved our dogs the same way that they love their dogs?

  • Doug Cortes
    Doug Cortes Ай бұрын +1

    Excellent presentation - prof to prof! Wish we could have seen more of the slides, though.
    IMO… Well trained dogs are happier dogs! (Same for children! Hehe.) They understand their position in the human/dog pack, and aren’t confused about what’s expected of them. Everyone wants to dog-nap our dogs and are amazed at how happy and well behaved they are. I’m in my 50s and have had a dozen or so dogs since childhood. Can’t imagine a life without them, and grieve them as another family member when they pass. Simply put: they make life more enjoyable. And for folks who need assistance animal - that’s just an entirely different level from what I’ve seen.

  • Weston Easton
    Weston Easton 2 ай бұрын +2

    Really well done. And, thank you for addressing the "controversy" surrounding the ancestor of the domestic dog. It seems that when they were determined to be descended from a wolf not currently in existence, I sense that some people took that to mean it was a different species all together. Merely a somewhat different "model" of the Gray Wolf, perhaps.

    • Robert Puddy
      Robert Puddy 27 күн бұрын

      You're correct modern dogs are not descended from the gray wolf. They have found a subspecies of wolf this DNA came from India. There was no difference between its DNA than there is between a chihuahua or any other type of dog.

  • Mitch Peters
    Mitch Peters Ай бұрын +1

    Excellent video. I’m a new convert to your camp. I became a dog man late in life. I’ve learned more about life living, and dying from dogs than people. My breed is the German Shorthair Pointer. Big personalities and very intelligent like you.

  • Katia Marg
    Katia Marg 2 ай бұрын +8

    Wonderful lecture, I enjoyed it immensely! I'm currently working on a monograph about dogs in ancient Athenian art, so I have bookmarked your video and will be definitely watching it again. Congratulations!

  • Chris Ferguson
    Chris Ferguson Ай бұрын

    David truely excellent, brilliant amd insightful. Your lecture has answered questions about our friends that I never thought we had answers too. I believe that our dogs have changed and shaped our lives through the ages as much as we have changed and shaped theirs. One of the first things I did after leaving home was get a dog!, life just is not complete without one. It must be in the genes. Liked and Subscribed. Cheers mate.

  • Nancy Reilly
    Nancy Reilly Ай бұрын +1

    Brillant scholarship done with wit, insight and excellent visual aides. Thank you.

  • Flyingsod Wai
    Flyingsod Wai 2 ай бұрын +6

    Brought tears to my eyes several times.

  • John Allison
    John Allison Ай бұрын

    I have been a dog lover all my life and have assumed that there was a special and unique inter species that exists between us. Your lecture has answered so many questions that I have asked over the years and I look forward to seeing any more of your postings. Many thanks.

  • MasterVZ
    MasterVZ Ай бұрын

    This was an amazing lecture. And I’ve been out of school over a decade now and I watched the entire thing.

  • Eli
    Eli 2 ай бұрын +5

    I love this subject and the way you portray the information, I sat for the whole hour and watched without getting distracted despite seeing some info from your other videos. That’s a big deal for me, usually I struggle to watch one thing for so long.
    The dog epitaphs will always get to me 😭

  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson 25 күн бұрын

    Fascinating. This is very knowledgeable. I’m currently in ABC to become a certified dog trainer so I’m always on the lookout for Canid information/history etc… thank you for this video. Much love from Seattle

  • Espo Datum
    Espo Datum 2 ай бұрын +8

    That was so great. I can’t remember the last time a sat for a full hour watching something on KZclip. So interesting. Thanks man.

  • Abi Sings
    Abi Sings 2 ай бұрын +1

    This is amazing- thank you so much! I have a masters in anthropology but would love to study more on dogs. Please put up more if you ever end up giving another talk! Do you have an recommended reading too?

  • StuJusnJim
    StuJusnJim 25 күн бұрын

    So glad I stumbled across your content! Love it! I hope your KZclip continues to blow up and you can post more of this ;) I really enjoyed this lecture. And I'm slowly making my way through all your content.

  • Mamma Dingo
    Mamma Dingo Ай бұрын

    My my my Sir ✌🏻✨🥰💕 this was wonderful , well put together 💕 thorough, informative and flawlessly presented what a lecturer. I could listen to him all Day Long chat for hours 😍🤩 I am forever grateful to live in this time line for Dogs sake canids and caniforms.
    (This lovely man's wife must be so proud).
    Hang on a second is this man Australian

  • Susan Lippy
    Susan Lippy 2 ай бұрын +3

    Enjoyed listening to this. Well delivered. Thought provoking. It's amazing the cooperation between man and dogs.

  • Daniel Jones
    Daniel Jones Ай бұрын

    This was a great lecture, made my Sunday morning. I hope it reaches dog lovers everywhere. Time to walk the dogs.

  • Joshua Baker
    Joshua Baker 29 күн бұрын

    Best lecture on the specifics of dog evolution I've heard to date. Great job, and your a young guy still, hopefully much more to come!

  • j
    j 10 күн бұрын +1

    Thank you for doing such a great job editing this video! So many good lecture videos unnecessarily included a long rambling irrelevant introduction. Thank you for editing the “not lecture” parts out of the lecture video!
    Plus the helpful and entertaining graphics and video clips! Excellent.

  • Willian Nobre
    Willian Nobre Ай бұрын +2

    Great lecture.
    Didn't expect the feels in the end there.

  • diane9247
    diane9247 20 күн бұрын

    I loved this! Thank you for all your care and research on this most pleasant of topics.🐕‍🦺

  • Lilith Eden
    Lilith Eden 2 ай бұрын +3

    What a great presentation. I love dogs and I always want to learn more about them. To me they are like the best side of humanity.

  • Robert Ridpath
    Robert Ridpath Ай бұрын

    Thank for putting this great, highly informative and entertaining lecture out on KZclip. I really enjoyed it and learned some really fascinating things. I've also forwarded the link to it to a number of my friends.

  • AutoCrete
    AutoCrete 2 ай бұрын +1

    Thank you so much David! My first 'nanny' was a border collie/lab cross. He watched over my many hikes in the country for miles when I was less than 4 years old. BTW that was in bear country. When I got tired from walking I would climb on his back and he would carry me home. My constant companion gave me a love of dogs over 60 years ago that has never diminished. Amazingly to me I have learned a few points on the origin of dog lineage, again, thank you!

  • Justin Bruhn
    Justin Bruhn Ай бұрын

    This was an incredible lecture. Well done to the presenter!

    WILD THINGS Ай бұрын +1

    Such a good presentation. The pictures and videos really helped keep it interesting. And I wish I could speak like this at my job.

  • CHEESEYknob0Fbutter
    CHEESEYknob0Fbutter 2 ай бұрын +1

    This is so fascinating to think of how so many choices and situations over the years and generations caused us to be here with man's best friend. Thank you for uploading the whole lecture ❤️ I look forward to any more you share !

  • Art Harrison
    Art Harrison 2 ай бұрын +4

    I live in south-central British Columbia, in a relatively rural area. It’s rare but I have seen wolves roaming on the mountain side behind my house and heard them howling, unseen, above us in the hills. It’s a bit chilling in the moment but I have never felt threatened by them. Great presentation!

  • Autumn Hughes
    Autumn Hughes 2 ай бұрын +3

    Yes to more full length lectures ❤

  • Pearson Moore
    Pearson Moore 2 ай бұрын +1

    Fascinating lecture! I used the Goyet skull to reasonably offer 43,000 BCE as the first instance of domestication for my novel FIRE WOLF. I have a human (Neanderthal--the story is set in Central Europe) outcast from a clan befriended by a male/female couple of 'bone wolves' (scavenger wolves). She's on good enough terms with the two that they allow her (after a good deal of snarling) into the cave where the female has just given birth to pups. The wolves follow her when she is formally taken out of the clan (I won't say exiled since it's a lot more complicated than that in the novel), and voila: the first domesticated wolves. The protagonist, Lishi, has visions that include wolves, and these visions become central to the plot of SCIMITAR, the second novel in the series. We were certainly two-legged wolves with spears long before we allowed wolves to sit with us at the clan fire. In FIRE WOLF I portray hunters discussing wolf tactics for certain types of prey. It seems to me not at all unlikely that millennia before we considered sharing the hearth with wolves we were venerating wolves as totems, and this, along with a very detailed understanding of wolf culture, would have eased the transition to domestication. I deal with this issue in FIRE WOLF as well. Thanks for the video! PM 2023

  • ywfbi '
    ywfbi ' 2 ай бұрын

    Very interesting and a pleasure to watch and learn. Thank you David.

  • MissFriscoWin
    MissFriscoWin 2 ай бұрын +7

    I bred 9 of the most beautiful Saint Bernards last spring. I felt like I did something great for the world and definitely for Saints. Fantastic lecture. Subscribed 👍

    • Thomas Foss
      Thomas Foss Ай бұрын +1

      OMG-- Those big beasts are as sweet as honey!!! But 9 slobbering St Bernards!!! When my buddies "Saint" left the water bowl, he left a trail of water on the floor that would solve some state's drought conditions!!!!!!

    • David Ian Howe
      David Ian Howe  2 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you!

  • Vernon
    Vernon 2 ай бұрын +2

    The whole lecture is very interesting. Thank you for going through all the effort of editing and uploading it!

  • JE Di
    JE Di 2 ай бұрын +3

    Thank you for sharing this lecture. Very interesting and I learned a few things about both dogs and history in general today. Your really should have more subscribers.

  • Redmenace96
    Redmenace96 Ай бұрын

    Excellent presentation! The graphics and the editing make this a YT masterpiece. Thank you!
    This is a home run of content, because you blended history, biology, and culture. Most lectures pick one.
    Money Tip: if you went on the road, and presented this to ASPCA groups, or any other nation-wide dog group, you would make a buck or two. Work up an act with a cat-guy, and you would be a smash hit. I would pay 10 bucks for a ticket. You could fill arenas.

  • Suzanne Starkey
    Suzanne Starkey Ай бұрын

    This was excellent. As a retired psychiatrist, I am very interested in the positive health effects of having a pet dog. Many people are able to cope with stresses, due to their stress management of having a dog. Super interesting topic!

    • stefanos tokatlidis
      stefanos tokatlidis Ай бұрын

      What about those people who get stressed by them? I get the predator response when they approach me excited or unbeknownst to me. Something to the faster than human movement, fast breathing and nosing triggers me. Why so much confirmation bias from dog lovers? Nobody accommodates us nowadays. Probably we are like the species that dogs hunted down to extinction. I don’t have issues with other animals.

  • Brendan Akers
    Brendan Akers 2 ай бұрын +1

    This is so interesting and informative!

  • Obediah Michael Smith
    Obediah Michael Smith Ай бұрын

    Ah, how wonderfully thorough! How impressive this lecture was! Thank you so much, you so very knowledgeable anthropologist! How enlightening indeed!

  • Mervio Dobermans
    Mervio Dobermans 2 ай бұрын +1

    Outstanding … as a breeder of show dogs ,… this is truly enlightening in so many ways ,… I always want to strive to be the person my dogs treats me as …

  • Brenden O'Haire
    Brenden O'Haire 2 ай бұрын +7

    So glad I got to see this talk again. Thanks for uploading it

  • Wolfmaan
    Wolfmaan 2 ай бұрын

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for making this!

  • Roland Felice
    Roland Felice 2 ай бұрын +2

    What a good lecture. Insightful, compelling, amusing and memorable. I wish I had had an equally competent lecturer in my past.

  • Jessica Smith
    Jessica Smith Ай бұрын +1

    Thank you so much. I've had and buried a few dogs over the years and am forever bonded. Thank you for this presentation.....

  • Joy Wandrey
    Joy Wandrey Ай бұрын

    very enjoyable lecture, thanks for sharing it. the relationship between dogs and humans is always fascinating and has been a frequent topic of conversation in my house.

  • LightOwl
    LightOwl 2 ай бұрын

    What an enjoyable lecture! Thank you for sharing.

  • Dylan McDermott
    Dylan McDermott 2 ай бұрын +4

    Amazing work. This is such a naturally interesting topic. Now I want a dog.

  • jerryzu
    jerryzu 4 күн бұрын

    found a snippet of this video on instagram last night that made my heart melt. i fell in love with the Aztec mythology. so this morning i decided to find this video on youtube and watched it while getting ready for work. what a great lecture. thank you so much and thank you for making me cry at work lol

  • David Smith
    David Smith 18 күн бұрын

    This presentation is WONDERFUL. Thanks very much for putting all these facts together; I knew a lot of it and have heard most of the knowledge before, but some of the details are just awesome. And I agree that the Paleo dog burial drawing is poetic and powerful and we should treat our animal neighbors better.
    I want to add that Desmond Morris, who wrote the best-selling book "The Naked Ape" exploring Human behavior by viewing their behavior in zoological terms, also wrote books about Dogs and Cats(Dogwatching and Catwatching, in 1986), in which he did the same thing for their behavior. What I found fascinating was his explanation for cats leaving dead mice or birds for us; he says that cats consider humans to be their room-mates, who just happen to be the WORST hunters ever, and so they try to help us out, "Here's a little something to give you the right idea of how you should act." Which sounds very weird, but also seems to fit other cat behavior.

  • jbyjby1
    jbyjby1 2 ай бұрын

    Well done, Mr Howe. Entertaining and informative. Fun for all.

  • flaze3
    flaze3 Ай бұрын

    Thanks for the lecture! Very interesting, and the final epitaphs were very moving too.

  • Dan Patrick
    Dan Patrick Ай бұрын

    Excellent. As duck and upland hunter I can attest to the amazing abilities of my dogs and the symmetry I feel when we are pursuing game together

  • Sérgio D. M. Silva
    Sérgio D. M. Silva 2 ай бұрын +8

    Ah those roman epitaphs, I love them! Romans had a few dog breeds for specific purposes, there are some primary sources that go through that.

    • Bradipo Bello • 8 years ago
      Bradipo Bello • 8 years ago 23 күн бұрын

      @Dee Westhill The Pugnax is the og of the Cane corso

    • Dee Westhill
      Dee Westhill Ай бұрын

      Rottweil, the town Rottweilers originated from, was first founded as Arae Flaviae by Roman soldiers apparently late in the 1st century BCE. I've read that Roman armies took their dogs with them throughout their activities in Europe to do a variety of tasks such as hunting, herding, and pulling small loads. I wonder if Rottweilers and other breeds are descended from Roman dogs.

  • Nick Himaras
    Nick Himaras Ай бұрын

    Great lecture, great subject!
    Looking forward to much more, since you got the gift and the heart

  • Blake Hansen
    Blake Hansen Ай бұрын

    That monogamy wise crack was great. Your comedic style isn't usually the go-to when it comes to informative topics but you make it work.

  • Isancic Ramón
    Isancic Ramón 2 ай бұрын

    I absolutely love your speaking style, *_and_* I'm learning a lot, thank you !

    RUBIX Ай бұрын

    If you were my professor, I would’ve personally walked up and thanked you after class. Possibly given you a hug, too. Thank you. That was an amazing presentation,.

  • Kelly Buentiempo
    Kelly Buentiempo 19 күн бұрын

    👍 Thank you! Very interesting and fact full, great pace, captivating!

  • Causette Ladouceur
    Causette Ladouceur 2 ай бұрын +4

    So informative and fascinating, thank you for your lecture, it was a pleasure.

  • Zsuzsanna Budapest
    Zsuzsanna Budapest Ай бұрын

    Wow man! I enjoyed your lecture, and loved your passion for science and the passion for the l life we all share. Bravo! Keep it up.

  • Douglas Boyle
    Douglas Boyle Ай бұрын +2

    I've never been a dog person, I just don't get them, but I have always been fascinated by their role alongside our own development so I enjoy your channel and enjoyed this presentation very much.

    • stefanos tokatlidis
      stefanos tokatlidis Ай бұрын

      Keep the values alive. The dog-industrial complex wants to convince us that we coevolved with dogs. Were they a bonus to us in some circumstances? Of course yes, but that doesn’t mean coevolution.

    • gdtyra
      gdtyra Ай бұрын +1

      Not saying this applies to you, but I was a cat person and thought that would never change. Dogs seemed so noisy, smelly, needy, etc. I was pressured by my wife into getting a dog and gave in with the expectation that she would deal with it. We ended up getting a Shiba Inu that rarely barks, cleans itself, and prefers to keep to itself much of the time. It converted me to a dog person, although I still can't stand noisy, hyper-energetic dogs.