Megafauna Extinction: Humans or Climate?

Description:  North America (like Africa today) was once covered with large megafauna (animals weighing more than 100 pounts) This included giant mammoths, ground sloths, and beavers the size of a large bear. However most of these animals had disappeared by 11,000 years ago. What was the cause of this extinction? Humans, climate, or a combination of the two. Phenomenon like this can be found around the World and can introduce the idea of human impacts on the environment.

Web Resource:  What Killed the Great Beasts of North America?

 
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