The Nature of Wolves – #05 Strength of the Pack

For most of the 20th century, researchers believed that gray wolf packs formed each winter among independent and unrelated wolves that lived near each other. They had reached this conclusion from observing groups of wolves that had been taken from various zoos and thrown together in captivity. Under these circumstances, researchers observed that wolves wouldContinue reading “The Nature of Wolves – #05 Strength of the Pack”

The Nature of Wolves – #04 The Domesticated Wolf

All modern dogs are believed to have descended from the Eurasian grey wolf, one subspecies of which branched off and began interacting with humans between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago. The wolves foraged around human campsites, gradually growing less inhibited. Once their potential as companions and workmates became apparent, they were domesticated and selectively bred.Continue reading “The Nature of Wolves – #04 The Domesticated Wolf”

The Nature of Wolves – #03 Wolves and Early Humans

Humans and dogs were constant companions well before our ancestors settled in villages and started growing crops 10,000 years ago. Partnership with early wolves and early breeds of dog made homo sapiens successful hunters. Previously, it was thought that domesticated dogs worked on farms. However, there is growing evidence that dogs and wolves first befriendedContinue reading “The Nature of Wolves – #03 Wolves and Early Humans”

The Nature of Wolves – #02 Evolution of Wolves

On 21 May 2015, results of research into the genetic makeup and ancestry of wolves and dogs was published in the Current Biology Journal. Genetic evidence from an ancient wolf bone discovered lying on the tundra in Siberia’s Taimyr Peninsula reveals that wolves and dogs split from their common ancestor at least 27,000 years ago.Continue reading “The Nature of Wolves – #02 Evolution of Wolves”

The Real Myth of the Quileute Wolf tribe

“Another legend claims that we descended from wolves and that the wolves are our brothers still. It’s against tribal law to kill them.” Jacob explaining the Quileutes to Bella The Quileute tribe are a Native American people, currently numbering approximately 750. The Quileute (also spelled Quillayute) people settled onto the Quileute Indian Reservation after signingContinue reading “The Real Myth of the Quileute Wolf tribe”

The Celtic Diet – Part 1 – The Deipnosophists

Athenaeus was an ethnic Greek and seems to have been a native of Naucrautis, Egypt. Although the dates of his birth and death have been lost, he seems to have been active in the late second and early third centuries of the common era. His surviving work The Deipnosophists (Dinner-table Philosophers) is a fifteen-volume textContinue reading “The Celtic Diet – Part 1 – The Deipnosophists”