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After Mastodons and Mammoths, a Transformed Landscape


November 19, 2009

Mastodons graze on black ash trees Roughly 15,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, North America's vast assemblage of large animals--including such iconic creatures as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses, ground sloths and giant beavers--began their precipitous slide to extinction. Illustration by Barry Roal Carlsen, University of Wisconsin-Madison Full Story

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