Posts about overkill hypothesis written by steve garcia. 2 the heart of the argumentin developing what has become known as the ‘overkill hypothesis’, martin was tackling a problem that has intrigued scholars ever since. Test of martin’s overkill hypothesis using radiocarbon dates on extinct megafauna todd a surovella,1, spencer r peltona, richard anderson-sprecherb, and adam d. Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the encyclopedia of environmental change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques. According to the overkill hypothesis, the pleistocene humans hunted large mammals to extinction learn how protein toxicity could be the reason behind it. The first theory, the so-called overkill hypothesis, receives support from the coincidence in the timing of the mass extinction and the appearance of large numbers of.
The quaternary period saw the extinctions of numerous predominantly larger, especially megafaunal , species, many of which occurred during the transition from the. A review of some attacks on the overkill hypothesis with special attention to misrepresentations and doubletalk with special attention to misrepresentations and. I am amazed that this clovis as mammoth murderer to extinction idea still has traction i am presenting this here not to convince the reader, but to show. Quaternary research 20,110-112(1983) the overkill hypothesis as a plausible explanation for the extinctions of late wisconsin megafauna w.
The entire wikipedia with video and photo galleries for each article find something interesting to watch in seconds. The global blitzkrieg hypothesis megafaunal extinction in the late quaternary and the global overkill hypothesis megafaunal extinction in the late quaternary. One thing from module 2 that intrigued me was the idea of the pleistocene overkill hypothesis, which is the thinking that humans of the hunter-gatherer era hunted a.
Ebscohost serves thousands of libraries with premium essays, articles and other content including pleistocene overkill hypothesis (1960s) biology get access to over. An interview with paul s martin did you realize when you first proposed the overkill hypothesis in the 1960s that you would be stirring up so much trouble. The overkill hypothesis argues that humans were responsible for the late pleistocene extinction of megafauna in northern eurasia and north and south america paul.View