Modern man vs. giant animals: Mega-herbivores were displaced by humans who partly took their place

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Scientists have studied the extinction of mega-herbivores – plant-eating animals that weighed more than one ton – that occurred approx. 12,000 years ago. The scientists reached the conclusion that, on the one hand, modern man was the cause of these giant terrestrial animals' extinction, and on the other hand, humans took over part of the animals' ecosystem functions.