Scientists Unveil Multiple Reasons behind Extinction of Mammoths
As per reports, it has been subjected that it was almost a thousand years back when woolly mammoths existed and it almost disappeared 4,000 to 10,000 years back. However, scientists were not able to understand the reason as to why they disappeared.
However, recent studies in the mater have given an insight into the matter and the scientist can now explain the reason well enough.
Author Glen MacDonald of the University of California's department of evolutionary biology, said, “It wasn't just one thing that took them out everywhere all at once”.
Findings of a new research suggest that ancient hunters alone cannot be blamed for extinction of these mammoths. Rather, researchers of this new joint Russian-American study have claimed that the major reasons behind disappearance of these mammoths were a combination of several factors.
These factors included climate, habitat and also killings by humans. According to this study, a rise in temperature, changing vegetation and increase in population of humans, were major factors that led to extinction of these woolly mammoths.
Moreover, the researchers suggested that the extinction was not sudden but gradual. The authors of the study challenged the old belief that the giants became extinct all of a sudden due to either disease or humans or disastrous weather event.
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