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Biometric Differentiation of Wild Philippine Pigs from Introduced Sus scrofa in Modern and Archaeological Assemblages

Ingicco, Thomas; Piper, Philip; Amano, Noel; Paz, Victor; Pawlik, Alfred


In many parts of Eurasia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia where native wild suids occur, it is notoriously difficult to differentiate these from introduced domestic pigs in the prehistoric archaeological record. Yet, correct identification of the initial appearance or introduction of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa) is essential for determining the timing for the transition from purely hunting to the adoption of managed animal populations within different regions across the globe. In a recent...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOI: 10.1002/oa.2592


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