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Wild boars provide archaeologists with clues to early domestication

March 4, 2020 - General

Until now, archaeozoologists have been unable to reconstruct the earliest stages of domestication: the process of placing wild animals in captivity remained beyond their methodological reach.

Deformation of the calcaneus (tarsal bone) in wild boars reared in captivity compared to wild boars in their natural
 environment. The coloured dots indicate the degree of deformation (minimum in dark blue, maximum in red).
The deformations…

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Source: archeo

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