New carbon dates link climatic change with human colonization and Pleistocene extinctions

  title={New carbon dates link climatic change with human colonization and Pleistocene extinctions},
  author={Russell D. Guthrie},
  • R. D. Guthrie
  • Published 11 May 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Nature
Drastic ecological restructuring, species redistribution and extinctions mark the Pleistocene–Holocene transition, but an insufficiency of numbers of well-dated large mammal fossils from this transition have impeded progress in understanding the various causative links. Here I add many new radiocarbon dates to those already published on late Pleistocene fossils from Alaska and the Yukon Territory (AK–YT) and show previously unrecognized patterns. Species that survived the Pleistocene, for… 

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