North America - 13,000 years ago While the world was still in the grip of the last ice age, humans first crossed Siberia and entered the New World. They encountered creatures familiar to them from their travels, such as the woolly mammoth and the steppe bison, but also a whole host of new marvels. The Americas was the only continent where humans ever came face to face with sabre-toothed cats, giant ground sloths or the massive short-faced bears. As the climate warmed and the ice melted, all these megafaunal marvels vanished. What or who was responsible for their demise?
When our early ancestors entered new lands they encountered a variety of strange new creatures, monsters that no longer exist. What were they like and where are they now? What are the real answers to the mystery of the missing megafauna?
Man the hunter
Was human hunting the primary cause of the extinctions? Did the megafauna vanish only a few centuries after the arrival of man?
In balance with nature?
Maybe human hunting wasn't the cause, but what is the evidence for this?
What are the other theories that have been proposed to account for vanishing species?
Narrated by: Ian Holm
Title: Monsters We Met-The Eternal Frontier
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