Dig Dogs — The Archaeology of Dogs in Japan: Talk by Prof Simon Kaner

Dogs are indeed humankind’s oldest best friends and have received preferential treatment since ancient times. Track the long relationship that dogs have enjoyed with the people of Japan while examining archaeological finds in this talk by Professor Simon Kaner, Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, and Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage and Director of the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia.

Starting with the newly re-investigated earliest known burials of dogs from a prehistoric rock shelter in rural Shikoku, Professor Simon Kaner follows the trail of ancient DNA to track down doggy ancestors through the ages.