Mammoth Mystery


Subject:
Environment , Mammals , Mammoths , Global Warming

Description:
This 2006 article considers whether "climate change wipe[d] out North America's giant mammals, or did our Stone Age ancestors hunt them to extinction?" The article notes that while "conventional wisdom once held that rising temperatures at the end of the Ice Age caused the mass extinction," a "paleoecologist at Fordham University, is finding evidence that the first humans in North America killed off an array of spectacular mammals." From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Creator:
Levy, Sharon

Publisher:
Natural Resources Defense Council

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.nrdc.org/onearth/06win/mammoth1.asp


PID= res:lii-25729