Friday, August 5, 2005

Pre-historic people caused large mammal extinctions in North America

Ten thousand years ago, human hunters killed enough saber tooth cats, woolly mammoths, sloths and almost all other large mammals to drive them to extinction.  Since humans were able to do this with spears, imagine how readily we can do this now.

Link: Mason 2005 (801): 2 -- sciencenow.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/2005/08/prehistoric_peo.html

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