Re: References, Please, on Megafauna Extinctions

Todd N Nims (nimstod@MAIL.AUBURN.EDU)
Tue, 31 Jan 1995 12:44:25 -0600

You might want to try "Mammoths of the Ice Age." This was a program
aired on PBS a few weeks ago as part of the Nova series. The show was
very informative and had various individuals in Anthro, paleontology, and
zoology as part of the program. You may want to attempt to find some of
these individuals.

Todd N. Nims
Auburn University, AL

On Mon, 30 Jan 1995 USS@SPACE-SOCIETY.UH.EDU wrote:

> >I am looking for up-to-date references (just a couple) on the role of humans
> >in the extinction of various species of megafauna in the last ice age,
> >especially with respect to North American species.
> You might try the bibliography of Peter Wards' _The End of Evolution_. I'm
> currently reading it and have found it fairly fascinating. The bibliography
> is rather lean but there are a few good sources. He definitely is an advocate
> of the "man the hunter" theory that I am somewhat skeptical of. To think that
> a band of hunter-gatherers armed with Clovis points could cause the extinction
> of the mammoths has always seemed rather silly to me....Good Luck!
> James Benthall
> Dept. of Anthropology
> University of Houston
> Houston, Texas