German Shepherd dog
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Dogs trained to find archaeological treasures

Using trained dogs, archaeologists have recently managed to find iron age tombs in Croatia. The dogs were used to find burial chests, containing human bones and artefacts , dating back some three thousand years.

Dogs are known to be good at finding buried or hidden materials and even live or dead matter, but to use their skill for archaeological puposes had never been thought of before.

Experts have already praised the new method, as it is less destructive than traditional methods. However, it may not be fitting as a method in every archaeological scenario.

The type of dogs used were Belgian malinois and German shepherds

Read the full article at the Guardian.