The Archaeology of Pig Domestication in Eurasia

  title={The Archaeology of Pig Domestication in Eurasia},
  author={Max D. Price and Hitomi Hongo},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
The multifaceted behavioral and ecological flexibility of pigs and wild boar ( Sus scrofa ) makes study of their domestication both complex and of broad anthropological significance. While recognizing contextual contingency, we propose several “pathways” to pig domestication. We also highlight the diversity of pig management practices. This diversity complicates zooarchaeological detection of management techniques employed by humans in the early steps of domestication, and we stress the need… Expand
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