“Humans are still part of the food chain.” I cannot stress this enough when talking to the public about “where are all the bodies?”
The sum total of paleoindian skeletal material ever discovered could fit inside a single coffin and with room to spare. This isn’t true of Pleistocene Homo sapiens remains found in Europe where bogs and caves are more common than in America. Also, humans lived in Europe for tens of thousands of years, whereas humans occupied the vast spaces of America for just the last few thousands years of the Pleistocene, another factor that explains this disparity in abundance of remains. The rarity of human fossil remains from America makes it impossible to determine how often Homosapiens fell prey to large predators on this continent. Despite the absence of evidence, I have no doubt America’s large carnivores were man-eaters at least some of the time. The sole mystery, one that will probably never be solved, was the frequency of this behavior.
Humans are still part of the food chain. The region including India…
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