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Humans ancestors are not the cause of large mammal extinctions

A study by J. Tyler Faith, assistant professor of anthropology, finds that our human ancestors are not to blame for the large mammal extinction but rather environmental change. Research argues that grassland expansion caused by falling atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels drove the extinctions. Continue reading

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Last Updated: 6/20/19