Genetic study suggests humans, not Ice Age, killed off European cave bears

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Europe has found evidence that suggests humans were responsible for the extinction of cave bears thousands of years ago, not the climate effects of the last Ice Age. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the group describes their mitochondrial DNA study of cave bear remains and what they learned from it.

Genetic study suggests humans, not Ice Age, killed off European cave bears

A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Europe has found evidence that suggests humans were responsible for the extinction of cave bears thousands of years ago, not ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Phys.org

Extinction: Humans played big role in demise of the cave bear

The arrival of human ancestors in Europe spelled the downfall of the cave bear some 40,000 years ago.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from BBC News

Humans pushed cave bears towards extinction

Numbers were declining before the onset of the ice age. Dyani Lewis reports.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Humans played major role in driving cave bear to extinction, study says

Humans played a much bigger role than previously thought in driving the cave bear to extinction, according to new evidence.

Mon 19 Aug 19 from FOXNews

Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen of Europe, implicates Homo sapiens rather than climate cooling in the Ice Age ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Reuters

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