Ancient DNA and Population Turnover in Southern Levantine Pigs- Signature of the Sea Peoples Migration?

@inproceedings{Meiri2013AncientDA,
  title={Ancient DNA and Population Turnover in Southern Levantine Pigs- Signature of the Sea Peoples Migration?},
  author={Meirav Meiri and Doroth{\'e}e Huchon and Guy Bar-Oz and Elisabetta Boaretto and Liora Kolska Horwitz and Aren M. Maeir and Lidar Sapir-Hen and Greger Larson and Steve Weiner and Israel Finkelstein},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2013}
}
Near Eastern wild boars possess a characteristic DNA signature. Unexpectedly, wild boars from Israel have the DNA sequences of European wild boars and domestic pigs. To understand how this anomaly evolved, we sequenced DNA from ancient and modern pigs from Israel. Pigs from Late Bronze Age (until ca. 1150 BCE) in Israel shared haplotypes of modern and ancient Near Eastern pigs. European haplotypes became dominant only during the Iron Age (ca. 900 BCE). This raises the possibility that European… CONTINUE READING