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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pigs and Humans brings together some of the key scholars whose research is highlighting 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 temporal, geographical, and topical themes, grounded within the disciplines of archaeology, zoology, anthropology, and biology, as well as art history and history.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Albarella
ISBN: 9780199207046 0199207046
OCLC Number: 145431755
Description: xxx, 454 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. A. Evolution and Taxonomy --
1. Current views on taxonomy and zoogeography of the genus Sus / Colin Groves --
2. Current views on Sus phylogeography and pig domestication as seen through modern mtDNA studies / Greger Larson, Umberto Albarella, Keith Dobney and Peter Rowley-Conwy --
3. The molecular basis for phenotypic changes during pig domestication / Leif Andersson --
pt. B. The History of Pig Domestication and Husbandry --
4. The transition from wild boar to domestic pig in Eurasia, illustrated by a tooth developmental defect and biometrical data / Keith Dobney, Anton Ervynck, Umberto Albarella and Peter Rowley-Conwy.
Responsibility: edited by Umberto Albarella [and others].
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