Jonathan C. Driver

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The widespread extinctions of large mammals at the end of the Pleistocene epoch have often been attributed to the depredations of humans; here we present genetic evidence that questions this assumption. We used ancient DNA and Bayesian techniques to reconstruct a detailed genetic history of bison throughout the late Pleistocene and Holocene epochs. Our(More)
The Ice Free Corridor has been invoked as a route for Pleistocene human and animal dispersals between eastern Beringia and more southerly areas of North America. Despite the significance of the corridor, there are limited data for when and how this corridor was used. Hypothetical uses of the corridor include: the first expansion of humans from Beringia into(More)
Researchers in various fields need to quantify collections of vertebrate skeletal elements that are no longer attached to each other by soft tissues, are usually disarticulated, and are often fragmentary. Paleontologists and zooarchaeologists study collections that have been excavated from a variety of locations, such as caves, alluvial deposits, refuse(More)
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