A simulation of anthropogenic Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) extinction

  title={A simulation of anthropogenic Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) extinction},
  author={Matthew Klapman and Alex Capaldi},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={610 - 617}
Abstract The cause of the extinction of the Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) and other species of megafauna during the end of the Pleistocene epoch is an ongoing debate. In this study, we used mathematical modelling to test the overkill hypothesis first proposed by Martin in 1973. The overkill hypothesis claims that early humans migrating from Asia through Beringia and into North America hunted the majority of the continent’s megafauna to extinction. Previous research has been conducted on… 
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