Reindeer were domesticated much earlier than previously thought, new study suggests

June 13, 2020 - General

A University of Alberta anthropologist has found what might be the earliest evidence for domestication of reindeer in the Eurasian Arctic.

Working closely with the Nenets people indigenous to the Iamal Peninsula in northern Siberia, U of A archaeologists
determined that 2,000-year-old artifacts recovered from the Arctic tundra are likely pieces of harnesses used
to train reindeer to pull sleds [Credit: Robert Losey]While examining…

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