Rapidly evolving throughout the late Pleistocene to the early to mid Holocene, hunter-gatherer-fisher societies hunted megafauna creatures in a systematic and ethical way. When one species migrates to a different ecosystem, that species is not usually recognized as a threat to other species. Survival, during the late Pleistocene and Holocene era, was one of the most important aspects to life. Any organism, regardless of size, living within their environment had to stay alive and reproduce. During these two eras, it seems...
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...val then humans were not responsible for killing the massive creatures.
There are arguments for both sides, however, I found the overkill hypothesis more compelling. The attributes toward such a massive event to human intervention seems beyond what the evidence actually provides. The early hominids expanded rapidly and were very innovative in how they developed their culture into that of hunter-gatherer-fishers. Being able to exploit their resources, the hominids themselves turned into a more dominant mammal within throughout the Late Pleistocene and Holocene eras.
Kohak, Erazim V. "Part II." The Green Halo: a Bird's-eye View of Ecological Ethics. Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2000. 54-102. Print.
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