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Domesticated pig's wild origin mapped

n Europe and that domestication took place in the Middle East.

However, the new findings do not exclude the possibility that the very first domesticated pigs did in fact come from the Middle East. But if that was the case, after an initial period there was extensive domestication of wild boars in Europe that diluted any early contribution from other geographical areas.


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