Paleontologists: Giant Prehistoric Animals Were Wiped Out By People

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pleistocene megafauna

Representatives of the Pleistocene megafauna, the mammoths started to die out faster than others, and scientists are still trying to figure out why. One of the main causes of death of large mammals could be their systematic destruction of the ancient people.

The extinction of mammoths that lived on Earth in the period 2.6 million and 12 thousand years ago, was faster for the extinction of saber-toothed cats and giant sloths. Large animals died out simultaneously in several parts of the world, but all their population declined in Africa, 125 thousand years ago in this part of the world they were about 50% less than in other areas. However, the most detrimental to the mammoth was the migration from Africa, which has experienced one.

Ancient man was profitable to hunt larger animals, their meat can easier and longer to ensure the sustenance of a large family, moreover, most large animals are herbivores, not predators. Due to the fact that one person was impossible to kill a mammoth, people have started to join groups of hunters. In the scientific work of paleontologists from the new Mexico exactly ancient hunters accused of the extinction of species of large animals. According to researchers, the man continues to destroy large animals, and now – soon there may not be a single animal larger than a cow.