I mean, the mammoth lived in North America for thousands of years, then Clovis man shows up, we see Clovis points stuck in the butt of mammoths, then we don't seem to find any more mammoths.
Now I am not saying that such evidence CONCLUSIVELY shows anything! But the extinction of much of the mega-fauna coinciding so clearly with human habitation seems to paint a compelling picture.
Their regrettable habit of sticking Clovis Points into the gluteal region of Mammoths is exactly why there are no more Clovis People.
These researchers have allowed their politics to damage their brains.
The large mammals survived multiple ice ages and end of ice ages for multiple millions of years. Man shows up - and they are gone in a few thousand years.
And not just in North America - in multiple locations planet wide.
And the theory is “climate change and grassland”.
Stuck on stupid.
While man and mammoth were in the same neighborhood, it’s highly unlikely that a group of humans could have put the final hurt into the population with stone tipped weapons.
If it were true that primitive technology was sufficient to wipe-out swaths of mega-fauna, by that reasoning, elephants, rhinos and other similar mega-fauna should have become extinct by the time the first puff of gun powder reached the shores of africa.
Man didn’t become dominant by shooting from the hip or acting like tarzan.
The mere evidence of clovis points stuck in bones doesn’t demonstrate cause of death.
Our ancestors were pragmatic scavengers and not the foolhardy type to risk their lives (or the life of a hunting party member) to take down a mammoth when the abundance of smaller (less harmful) game was bountiful.
My 2 cents... or 2 clams as Fred Flintstone would insist.
From the looks of things Clovis people chased the North American megafauna all the way to the North Slope of Alaska where miles of bones are stuck in the muck. Maybe worse, they apparently formed a fire line over much of Siberia and drove the megafauna all the way into the Arctic Ocean where there are complete islands made of nothing but carcasses. Fact is they must have followed them into the ocean themselves because Clovis culture disappeared about the same time. Mass suicide???