Hunter Gatherers Had Domesticated Pigs As Early As 4600BC

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Researchers at Durham and Aberdeen universities have discovered that European hunter-gatherers obtained domesticated pigs from neighboring farmers as early as 4600 BC.

The researchers revealed that there was interplay between the hunter-gatherers and farming peoples and a "sharing" of animals and knowledge. The interplay between the two communities ultimately resulted in the hunter-gatherers adding farming and breeding of livestock into their society.