megafaunal extinctions

Slaying Giants: An Introduction to the Megafaunal Extinctions

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Woolly mammoth hunting scene
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Human compared to a giant moa and an elephant bird
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Archaeoindris life reconstruction
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Archaeoindris skull
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Entering the Dreamtime: The Ancient Giants of Ice Age Australia

Diprotodon optatum model (cover image)
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Megafaunal Extinctions Diprotodon optatu

Sahul map
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Megafaunal Extinctions Entering the Drea
Megafaunal Extinctions Entering the Drea

Thylacoleo carnifex reconstruction
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Varanus priscus illustration
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Entering the Dreamtime Quinkana fortiros

Quinkana fortirostrum illustration
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A Great Escape? The Limited Loss of Large Species in Africa & Southern Asia

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Palaeoloxodon namadicus & Indricothere life reconstruction
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Indricothere, human, and Palaeoloxodon namadicus size comparison
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American Armageddon: The Terrible Wipeout of Great Wonders from the Western Continents

Megafaunal Extinctions Smilodon fatalis

Smilodon fatalis
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Arctodus simus
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Megafaunal Extinctions American Armagedd

La Brea tar pits scene
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Life reconstruction of Cuvieronius
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Megafaunal Extinctions American Armagedd
Megafaunal Extinctions American Armagedd

Life reconstruction of Megatherium americanum
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Coming to America: Human Arrival and the Demise of Massive Mammals in the Americas

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Early American encountering mammoths
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Older, ‘Clovis-first’ model of colonisation of the Americas through an ice-free corridor
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Megafaunal Extinctions Clovis spear poin

Clovis stone spear points from Rummells-Maske, Iowa, USA
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Fantastic Beasts: The Lost Leviathans of Northern Eurasia

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European cave lion skull
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Megafaunal Extinctions Fantastic Beasts

American megafauna
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Attribution: Sergio De la Rosa
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Megafaunal Extinctions Palaeoloxodon ant

Palaeoloxodon antiquus reconstruction
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Elasmotherium sibericum reconstruction
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Fantastic Beasts Elasmotherium sibericum
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Aurochs bull reconstruction
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Cave bear (Ursus spelaeus)
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Megafaunal Extinctions How the Mighty Fe

How the Mighty Fell: The Four Phases in the Megafaunal Extinctions of Northern Eurasia

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Palaeolithic Homo sapiens man
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Neanderthal man
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Megafaunal Extinctions Neanderthal recon

Neanderthal reconstruction in the Natural History Museum, London
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Attribution: Paul Hudson
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Wrangel Island location map
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Megafaunal Extinctions Wrangel Island lo

The Verdict: Did the First Irish Drive the Extinction of the Giant Irish Deer?

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Giant Irish deer braying
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Giant Irish deer skeleton black background
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Chris Madden cartoon
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