Remember when in "Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade", we Learned that "Indiana" AKA Henry Jones Jr. took his famous nickname from his beloved Dog?
Well, Maybe there was a really good reason for that!
Archaeologists confirm that dogs can successfully sniff out ancient tombs from 800 BC
In a new effort to find ancient tombs and burials, archaeologists are turning to the oldest form of detection technology that humans have been using for thousands of years: dogs.
That’s right, when it comes to finding human remains or drugs or prey during the hunt, man’s best friend has the best nose in the business. But until now, they’ve never been employed to find prehistoric burials.
Dr. Vedrana Glavaš, an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Zadar in Croatia, wanted to know if cadaver dogs, also known as human remains detection dogs (HRD), could sniff out ancient tombs and put several dogs to the test in an experiment that could have positive implications in the archaeological field, especially in areas where new technologies are more difficult to deploy.
One such place is the area around the 8th-century BC hilltop fort of Drvišica, where Glavaš and her team are currently excavating a necropolis where they have already found several tombs.