Posts tagged with "zooarchaeology"

Graphical reconstruction of Mammut americanum based on bony structure and paleontological texts by Sergiodlarosa.  Wikimedia Commons.
Archaeology · 13. June 2017
Where have all the megafauna gone? Creatures like mastodons, giant ground sloths, basically the entire Ice Age cast? Scientists know there was a mass extinction in Eurasia and the Americas between 11,000 and 15,000 years ago but the cause of the extinction has remained elusive. Prevailing hypotheses are: the animals were hunted to extinction by humans; climate change in the form of a brief return to ice-age like conditions killed them off; disease brought by humans or their animals when they...

Archaeology · 10. May 2017
Researchers have created a new technique for distinguishing between mule, horse, and hybrid bones in the archaeological record.