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American megafaunal extinctions at the end of the Pleistocene

Author: Gary Haynes
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The volume contains summaries of facts, theories, and unsolved problems pertaining to the unexplained extinction of dozens of genera of mostly large terrestrial mammals, which occurred ca. 13,000 calendar years ago in North America and about 1,000 years later in South America. Another equally mysterious wave of extinctions affected large Caribbean islands around 5,000 years ago. The coupling of these extinctions  Read more...
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American megafaunal extinctions at the end of the Pleistocene.
[Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)233934707
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Haynes
ISBN: 9781402087936 1402087934
OCLC Number: 313368423
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 201 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Sudden deaths : the chronology of terminal Pleistocene megafaunal extinction / Stuart Fiedel --
Estimates of Clovis-era megafaunal populations and their extinction risks / Gary Haynes --
Paleobiology and extinction of proboscideans in the Great Lakes region of North America / Daniel C. Fisher --
Human prey choice in the late Pleistocene and its relation to megafaunal extinctions / Todd A. Surovell and Nicole M. Waguespack --
Ancient DNA and the genetic consequences of late Pleistocene extinctions / Alex D. Greenwood --
Did humans cause the late Pleistocene-early Holocene mammalian extinctions in South America in a context of shrinking open areas? / Alberto L. Cione, Eduardo P. Tonni, and Leopoldo Soibelzon --
The elusive evidence : the archaeological record of the South American extinct megafauna / Luis Alberto Borrero --
Insulae infortunatae : establishing a chronology for late Quaternary mammal extinctions in the West Indies / R.D.E. MacPhee --
Afterword, and thoughts about the future literature / Gary Haynes.
Series Title: Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Haynes.

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Covering both North and South America, this volume contains summaries of facts, theories, and unsolved problems pertaining to the unexplained extinction of mostly large terrestrial mammals.  Read more...

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