The Hunters Did It

  title={The Hunters Did It},
  author={Matthew S McGlone},
  pages={1452 - 1453}
Human hunting was responsible for the extinction of large mammal species in tropical Australia. In the past 100,000 years, many of the largest animals on Earth became extinct. The reasons for these megafaunal extinctions remain contentious (1, 2). In 1967, Martin suggested that within a few hundred years of their arrival, fast-moving bands of hunters eliminated the big game by overkill (3). Similarly, Flannery claimed in the 1990s that the current fire-swept Australian landscape with its… Expand

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