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As impressive as the capabilities and survival history of the global megafauna were, what seems far more difficult to explain away are the humans that arrived when the global megafauna went suddenly extinct. The only megafauna of note to survive were those that had lived with humans in Africa and Eurasia for more than a million years and learned to avoid them, as almost all game animals do today.
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In the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Eurasia, the five-to-seven metric ton herbivores and the predators that hunted them became , but in marsupial-dominated Australia they were a little smaller, and the largest marsupial ever, , reached “only” about three metric tons. Australian animals enjoyed about , and large herbivore/predator guilds thrived there as they did elsewhere. After appearing about 1.6 mya, quickly went extinct about 46 kya, and their bones have been . The next largest denizen of did. Megafauna are variously defined as animals weighing at least 45 or 100 kilograms, which is about as massive as humans. About 90% of Australia’s megafauna went extinct soon after humans arrived. , a , a , and so on. A number had , to go extinct shortly after humans arrived. The is horrifically impressive. I have yet to see a disinterested scientist or academic deny the idea that humans were primarily responsible, and almost certainly responsible, for Australian megafauna extinctions. When a “referee” , which assessed the state of the debate, the authors attributed Australian megafauna extinctions entirely to humans. There is evidence that those early Australians engaged in setting great fires. On Borneo, about the same time that humans first invaded Australia, near , humans also burned the forests with abandon, as they probably tried to transform the rainforest environment into something friendlier to humans.