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Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

August 18, 2019 - General

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 extinction of these brawny plant-loving beasts.

Cave bear skull from Natural History Museum in Belgrad (Serbia)
[Credit: R. Kowalczyk]Scientists said on Thursday they obtained genome data from 59 cave bears from bones unearthed at 14 sites in…

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