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American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the by Gary Haynes

By Gary Haynes

The quantity includes summaries of proof, theories, and unsolved difficulties touching on the unexplained extinction of dozens of genera of ordinarily huge terrestrial mammals, which happened ca. 13,000 calendar years in the past in North the US and approximately 1,000 years later in South the US. one other both mysterious wave of extinctions affected huge Caribbean islands round 5,000 years in the past. The coupling of those extinctions with the earliest visual appeal of humans has resulted in the advice that foraging people are responsible, even supposing significant climatic shifts have been additionally occurring within the Americas in the course of a number of the extinctions. The final released quantity with comparable (but now not exact) topics -- Extinctions in close to Time -- seemed in 1999; considering the fact that then loads of leading edge, interesting new study has been performed yet has now not but been compiled and summarized. varied chapters during this quantity supply in-depth resumés of the chronology of the extinctions in North and South the US, the prospective insights into animal ecology supplied by means of experiences of sturdy isotopes and anatomical/physiological features comparable to development increments in large and mastodont tusks, the clues from taphonomic learn approximately large-mammal biology, the purposes of courting the right way to the extinctions debate, and archeological controversies bearing on human looking of huge mammals.

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