Humans wiped out large beasts in Australia

Humans wiped out large beasts in Australia
Fossils show that climate change was not responsible for extinction

Humans, not climate change, wiped out large beasts such as marsupial lions and tree kangaroos that roamed Australia thousands of years ago, scientists have concluded based on a remarkable new set of fossils.
Some researchers had previously argued that harsh dry conditions during the height of several ice ages in Australia might have caused some of the region's large mammals to disappear.
The new research, based on a remarkable heap of animal fossils found in three caves in 2002, suggests otherwise. (...)

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