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Pigs and humans : 10,000 years of interaction

Pigs and humans : 10,000 years of interaction

Author: Umberto Albarella
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ., reprView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Albarella
ISBN: 9780199207046 0199207046
OCLC Number: 856870754
Description: XXX, 454 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
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
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