Rise and Fall of the Beringian Steppe Bison

@article{Shapiro2004RiseAF,
  title={Rise and Fall of the Beringian Steppe Bison},
  author={B. Shapiro and A. Drummond and A. Rambaut and M. Wilson and P. Matheus and A. Sher and O. Pybus and M. Gilbert and I. Barnes and Jonas Binladen and E. Willerslev and A. Hansen and G. Baryshnikov and J. Burns and S. Davydov and J. Driver and D. Froese and C. Harington and G. Keddie and P. Kosintsev and M. Kunz and L. Mart{\'i}n and R. Stephenson and J. Storer and R. Tedford and S. Zimov and A. Cooper},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={306},
  pages={1561 - 1565}
}
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 analyses depict a large diverse population living throughout Beringia until around 37,000 years before the present, when the population's… Expand
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