Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Peruvian Mummy Dog Found
The Egyptians mummified cats, the Peruvians went for dogs, according to the May 2007 issue of National Geographic. Archaeologist Sonia Guillen discovered the remains of 83 dogs buried with blankets and food. She hopes through DNA tests to prove that the 1,000-year-old mummified dogs are the ancestors of modern dogs in Peru, like her own dog Abdul, who bears a resemblance to a golden retriever. Guillen believes the early dogs were used by the Chiribaya culture to herd llamas.