Seven Ages Audio Journal Episode Seventeen: Of Wolf And Man: Ethnocynology Across the Ages


On this edition of the Seven Ages Audio Journal, we begin with a discussion of some recent news articles about the history of the first humans in North America, the world’s oldest intact shipwreck and some ancient, tongue-in-cheek bathroom ‘artistry.’ 

Then, we shift to a very enlightening discussion “of wolf and man,” as we look at the early history of man’s best friend, the beloved canine. Our special guests, Meagan Dennison and David Howe guide us through the early history of the domestication of dogs by humans.

David Howe is the Assistant Laboratory Manager and Director of Photography at the Augusta Veterans Curation Program (New South Associates) where he is currently filming a documentary. He has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee and an MA in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming. He has participated in archeological field work all across the United States beginning with the Topper Clovis Site in 2012. His interests range from collections management, human behavioral ecology, ethnocynology, and experimental archaeology. (David’s Website)

Meagan Dennison is a Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she is working towards a doctorate in Zooarchaeology. She has a BA in Archaeology from East Tennessee State University and an MA in Zooarchaeology from East Tennessee State University. Meagan’s first archaeological experience was recording rock shelters on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee where she helped to excavate numerous rock shelters. She has also worked at medieval and Paleolithic sites in France, Bronze Age sites in Greece and several historic sites in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia. (Meagan’s Academia Page)

What were the factors that led to the domestication of the wolf of the ancient world, and this lasting relationship that has existed between man and beast over the ages? We explore all this, and more on this edition of the Seven Ages Audio Journal.

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Music featured in this episode:

Kevin MacLeod – Inspired (Incompetech)

Kevin MacLeod – Allada (Incompetech)

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