|The Killing Fields
What robbed the Americas of their most charismatic mammals?
Humans may have killed
off most of the hemisphere’s large mammals at the end of the last ice age.
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in South America: Massive overkill in the tropics? Meeting of the
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information on the American extinctions is available at the American
Museum of Natural History at: http://www.amnh.org/science/biodiversity/extinction/IntroSymposiumFS.html.
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News, Vol. 156, No. 23, December 4, 1999, p. 360. Copyright ©
1999, Science Service.