Archaeologists uncover earliest evidence of domesticated dogs in Arabian Peninsula. Researchers found the dog’s bones in a burial site that is one of the earliest monumental tombs identified in the Arabian Peninsula. The research team detected the sites by using satellite imagery and aerial photography.26 fragments of a single dog’s bones were found, alongside bones from 11 humans – six adults, an adolescent and four children. The dog’s bones showed signs of arthritis, which suggests the animal lived with the humans into its middle or old age, andwere dated to between circa 4200 and 4000 BCE. Rock art found in the region indicates that the Neolithic inhabitants used dogs when hunting ibex, and other animals.