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American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistocene

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ISBN-10: 1402087926

ISBN-13: 9781402087929

Edition: 2009

Authors: Gary Haynes

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This volume contains summaries of facts, theories, and unsolved problems pertaining to the unexplained extinction of dozens of genera of mostly large terrestrial mammals, which occurred ca. 13,000 calendar years ago in North America and about 1,000 years later in South America.
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 1/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 201
Size: 8.27" wide x 10.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Gary Haynes, archeologist and author of two related books, Mammoths, Mastodonts, and Elephants (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and The Early Settlement of North America: The Clovis Era (Cambridge University Press, 2002). He has spent nearly 30 years working in actualistic studies of large-mammal bones in Africa, Australia, and North America, and has also been deeply involved in Paleoindian research for even longer.

Introduction to the volume
Sudden deaths: the chronology of Terminal Pleistocene megafaunal extinction
Estimates of Clovis-era megafaunal populations and their extinction risks
Paleobiology and extinction of proboscideans in the Great Lakes region of North America
Human prey choice in the LatePleistocene and its relation to megafaunal extinctions
Ancient DNA and the genetic consequences of Late Pleistocene extinctions
Did humans cause the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene mammalian extinctions in South America in a context of shrinking open areas?
The elusive evidence: the archeological record of the South American extinct megamammals
Insulae infortunatae: establishing a chronology for Late Quaternary mammal extinctions in the West Indies
Afterword, and thoughts about the future literature