Farming Origins from Pig DNA

The first pigs in Europe were domesticated from middle eastern stock - this new revelation from DNA evidence appears to support the idea that new farming methods were introduced to Europe as a package presumably by immigrants from the middle east.

Subsequently, the idea of pig domestication lead to the Europeans domesticting their own wild boars, which became the pig of choice and european pigs spread all over europe and back into the middle east.

For more see below,

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Pig DNA reveals farming history

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