In underwater cave divers discovered remains of the extinct giant bears and wolves
In underwater caves on the East coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, the researchers found traces of the ancient megafauna that lived alongside our ancestors, misleading Cikavosti.
Exploring the underwater caves on the East coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, scientists have found traces of a varied fauna of the past and even a full human skeleton. Among the finds is a giant short faced cave bears, Arctotherium wingei.
They know very little, but scientists speculate that it was the biggest of all the bears that ever walked the Earth — its weight has reached one and a half tons. Some features of their structure suggest that the giants of A. wingei was a herbivore, but too early to prove or disprove it was difficult because of the lack of data, and only now have researchers had a chance to dot the i.
Except for the remains of bears in the caves were found traces of the representatives of the extinct species canid Protocyon. They lived on Earth during the so-called Great American biotic exchange, when the North and South American continents were still connected by land bridge and the representatives of megafauna, such as giant bears and beavers, freely migrated between them.
Of no less interest among researchers has caused and human remains. According to preliminary estimates, their age is about 12,000 years, which indicates direct contact of our ancestors with huge surface dwellers. So, in 2007, a similar cave was discovered more human body at the age of 13 000 years.
Underwater caves are still unexplored and in the future can be a great source of valuable material for research.
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