Archeologist Entering the Kirschbaumhöhle (IMAGE) Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz Caption An archaeologist entering the Kirschbaumhöhle (Cherry Tree Cave) in the Franconian Alps, where the remains of the dog that lived 4,700 years ago during the Neolithic period were found. Researchers were able to sequence the animal's complete genome. Credit photo/©: Timo Seregély, University of Bamberg Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in connection with the press release "Modern domestic dog has a single geographic origin", issued by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on August 7th, 2017. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.