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[Ar]

1 An ingot of metal, especially lead or iron, taken from a smelting furnace.

2 [Sp] An omnivorous hoofed bristly mammal, descendant of the wild boar (Sus scrofa scrofa) and native to virtually the whole of Europe and southern Asia. Pigs were first domesticated in the Near East in the 7th millennium bc. Modern domestic pigs (Sus scrofa vittatus) mainly derive from examples native to southeastern Asia which were introduced to Europe in the 18th century ad.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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