Maybe Humans Didn't Drive Mastodons To Extinction

December 3, 2014 2:02 PM

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Maybe Humans Didn't Drive Mastodons To Extinction

Maybe humans weren't to blame for the demise of the American mastodon after all.

For years, conventional wisdom held that mastodons were hunted to extinction in North America some 10,000 years ago. But a new study echoes previous research indicating that mastodons and most of the other big animals that once lived on the continent, known as megafauna, may have already died out be...

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