Topic ID #22873 - posted 9/3/2012 1:12 AM

Migaloo the dog has a nose for archeology

Jennifer Palmer

Migaloo the dog has a nose for archeology
Peter Michael The Courier-Mail September 03, 2012 12:00AM

MEET Migaloo - the wonder dog that can sniff out a 600-year-old human skeleton buried almost 2m underground.

The three-year-old female black labrador cross is believed to be the world's first trained archeology dog.

She is destined to work on surveys of Aboriginal sacred sites across Australia, with other dogs now likely to be similarly trained to work on excavations at ancient civilisation sites such as Egypt, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Brisbane dog expert Gary Jackson trained the clever canine using 250-year-old skeletal remains from an Aboriginal burial site, on loan from the South Australian Museum.

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