hi, i've been horribly busy recently but the pig story is coming soon, meanwhile, you can always entertain yourself with these very exciting readings, hehe..
Allen, M. S., E. Matisoo-Smith, et al. 2001. Pacific 'Babes': Issues in the origins and dispersal of Pacific pigs and the potential of mitochondrial DNA analysis. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology I:4-13.
Anderson, A. 2002. Faunal collapse, landscape change, and settlement history in Remote Oceania. World Archaeology 33:375-390.
Athens, J. S., Tuggle, H. D. et al. 2002. Avifaunal extinctions, vegetation change, and Polynesian impacts in prehistoric Hawai`i. Archaeology in Oceania 37:57-78.
Giovas, C. 2006. No pig atoll: the extirpation of a Polynesian domesticate. Asian Perspectives 45:69-95.
Matisoo-Smith, E., J. Allen, et al. 1997. Ancient DNA from Polynesian rats: extraction, amplification and sequence from single small bones. Electrophoresis 18:1534-7.
Matisoo-Smith, E., R. M. Roberts, et al. 1998. "Patterns of prehistoric human mobility in Polynesia by mtDNA from the Pacific rat." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A. 95:15145-15150.
Steadman, D. W. 1995. Prehistoric Extinctions of Pacific Island Birds: Biodiversity Meets Zooarchaeology. Science 267:1123-1131.
Titcomb, M. 1969. Dog and man in the ancient Pacific with special attention to Hawaii. Vol. 59. Honolulu: Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication.
Wilmshurst, J. M., Higham, T. 2004. Using rat-gnawed seeds to independently date the arrival of Pacific rats and humans in New Zealand. The Holocene 14:801-806.