Människan och hunden under yngre stenålder : ett förändrat liv.....

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New roles for dogs and humans
Based on the archaeological finds during the Neolithic we interpret the relationship between humans and their dogs to have significantly changed. People gained an increased understanding of the dog's different, unique properties. The dogs were stimulated by the work and collaboration, and probably developed mentally. Maybe, dogs specialized in different tasks?
The dogs were adapted to the new activities that occurred during this time. Depending on the daily life and needs, we conclude thus that dogs collaborated in various ways with the people. Certainly, watching dogs were needed as well as good hunting dogs for different kinds of tracking down and hunting. Field mouses and mice were a constant threat to human storages of both the new, grown corn and gathered plants. The arable fields were fenced during this time and the domesticated animals were held outside. Having herding dogs to collect and keep the livestock assembled did the work for the pastoralists much easier. Hunting dogs were as necessary and important as before.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • History and Archaeology


  • människa hund relation, hundar, jakt, vakt, vallning, spets, lapphund, arkeologiska kontexter, gravar, ritual, religion
Original languageSwedish
Issue number7-8
Specialist publication or newspaperHundsport : Svenska kennelklubbens tidskrift
PublisherSvenska kennelklubben (SKK)
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryPopular science

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