Learn pig geography

March 23, 2007

A survey of pigs has prompted archaeologists at Durham and Oxford universities to reconsider both the origins of the first Pacific colonists and the routes taken by the first migrants to explore the farthest reaches of the ocean. Analysis of DNA and tooth shape in modern and ancient porcine species point to Vietnam as the origin of the intrepid travellers who reached New Guinea first, before landing on Hawaii and French Polynesia.

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