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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 8:48 p.m. PST

…extinctions in Africa.

"Tyler Faith, curator of archaeology at the Natural History Museum of Utah and assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah, led the study. The research team also includes John Rowan from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Andrew Du from the University of Chicago, and Paul Koch from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The study is published today in the journal Science.

"Despite decades of literature asserting that early hominins impacted ancient African faunas, there have been few attempts to actually test this scenario or to explore alternatives," Faith says. "We think our study is a major step towards understanding the depth of anthropogenic impacts on large mammal communities, and provides a convincing counter-argument to these long-held views about our early ancestors."…"
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Zephyr114 Mar 2019 10:00 p.m. PST

Sadly, modern humans will probably wipe out surviving gorilla & rhino populations within 50 years…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2019 12:28 p.m. PST

Hope not!


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