Human link to giant turtle’s end

BBC: The turtle outlasted other megafauna by thousands of years - until humans arrived Humans helped drive a species of giant turtle to extinction almost 3,000 years ago, according to study in PNAS. It is one of the first cases that clearly shows that humans played a role in the demise of the giant, extinct animals known as "megafauna". An Australian research team discovered turtle leg bones - but not shells or skulls - on an island of Vanuatu. The bones date to just ......

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