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of the Neolithic period, pigs were able to root in oak and beech forests which
provided ample shade and wallows as well as acorns, beechnuts, truffles, and
other forest floor products. With an increase in human population density, farm ...
had its porker, which it raised semiwild on forest floor acorns and put away salted
or smoked for winter. If horsemeat was cheaper than other meats, it was only
because people obtained it clandestinely from stolen, diseased, or dead animals.
Grass was to cattle as forest acorns were to pigs. And what had to be done to
make the plains safe for cattle was similar to what had been done two centuries
earlier to make the forests safe for pigs: Indians and wolves had to be subdued.
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Leer comentario completo
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
FOUR The Abominable Pig
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