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Re: Genyornis (?) depicted in ancient Aboriginal rock art and other paleo news



I fail to see why survival of some megafaunal elements in some parts of 
Australia long after original contact negates the possibility that humans had a 
role in their increasing rarity and eventual disappearance elsewhere.


Ronald Orenstein
1825 Shady Creek Court
Mississauga, ON L5L 3W2
Canada
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From: Richard W. Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu 
Sent: Monday, July 8, 2013 10:09:31 AM
Subject: Re: Genyornis (?) depicted in ancient Aboriginal rock art and other 
paleo news




On Mon, 8 Jul 2013, David Marjanovic wrote:
> [...]
> OK, so, Last Glacial Maximum did it.
>
> But why the last one and none of the previous ones? Wasn't the 
> 2nd-to-last one a bit worse than the last one?

Possibly the extra factor of having to deal with a new predator
in the neighborhood (i.e., humans)...