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Pigs and humans : 10,000 years of interaction

Author: Umberto Albarella
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays focusing upon the role wild and domestic pigs have played in human societies around the world over the last 10,000 years. The 22 contributors cover a broad and diverse range of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pigs and humans.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007025574
(OCoLC)145431755
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Albarella
ISBN: 9780191525797 0191525790
OCLC Number: 190844309
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 454 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction ; I. EVOLUTION AND TAXONOMY ; 1. Current views on taxonomy and zoogeography of the genus Sus ; 2. Current views on Sus phylogeography and pig domestication as seen through modern mtDNA studies ; 3. The molecular basis for phenotypic changes during pig domestication ; II. THE HISTORY OF PIG DOMESTICATION AND HUSBANDRY ; 4. The transition from wild boar to domestic pig in Eurasia, illustrated by a tooth development defect and biometrical data ; 5. Culture, ecology and pigs from the 5th to the 3rd millennium BC around the Fertile Crescent ; 6. Hunting or management? The status of Sus in the Jomon Period, Japan ; 7. Wild boar and domestic pigs in Mesolithic and Neolithic southern Scandinavia ; 8. The economic role of Sus in early human fishing communities ; 9. An investigation into the transition from forest dwelling pigs to farm animals in medieval Flanders, Belgium ; III. METHODOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS ; 10. Age estimation of wild boar based on molariform mandibular tooth development and its application to seasonality at the Mesolithic site of Ringkloster, Denmark ; 11. A statistical method for dealing with isolated teeth: ageing pig teeth from Hagoshrim, Israel ; 12. Inter-population variation in recent wild boar from Israel ; 13. A dental microwear study of pig diet and management in Iron Age, Romano-British, Anglo-Scandinavian and medieval contexts in England ; 14. The histopathology of fluorotic dental enamel in wild boar and domestic pigs ; 15. Economic and ecological reconstruction at the Classical site of Sagalassos, Turkey, using pigs' teeth ; IV. ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDIES ; 16. Ethnoarchaeology of pig husbandry in Sardinia and Corsica ; 17. Traditional pig butchery by the Yali people of West Papua (Irian Jaya): an ethnographic and archaeozoological example ; 18. Pigs in the New Guinea Highlands: an ethnographic example ; V. PIGS IN RITUAL AND ART ; 19. Wild boar hunting in the Eastern Mediterranean from the 2nd to the 1st millennium BC ; 20. The pig in medieval iconography
Responsibility: edited by Umberto Albarella [and others].

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[an] important contribution to the repertoire of zooarchaeological studies * Philip J. Piper Antiquity * ...a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account zoology, palaeontology, genetics, Read more...

 
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