James asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 8 months ago

Did dingoes and aboriginals send the megalania extinct?

It went extinct 50000 years ago aboriginals and dingoes we’re here before then or at least humans were so did they send it extinct

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  • 8 months ago
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    Humans for sure. Continent-wide extinction of all genera weighing over 100 kilograms, and six of seven genera weighing between 45 and 100 kilograms occurred around 46,400 years ago (4,000 years after human arrival) and the fact that megafauna survived until a later date on the island of Tasmania following the establishment of a land bridge suggest direct hunting or anthropogenic ecosystem disruption such as fire-stick farming as likely causes.

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  • 8 months ago

    It is certainly possible that the spread of modern humans was one of the causes that led several species into extinction. In the Americas, the extinction of several megafauna coincided with the arrival of modern humans in the continent. A similar trend is observed in Eurasia, where numerous "big" mammals became extinct during the Upper Paleolithic (including other human species, hippopotamuses, mammoths, the cave bear, woolly rhinoceros, the giant deer and the cave lion).

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  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It seems likely IMO. The climates were changing around that time too so that may have played a role. think the megalania could really claim that "a dingo ate my baby".

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    The dingo is a feral population of the domestic dog, and it was brought to Australia about 5,000 years ago, not 50,000 years ago. The domestic dog was domesticated from a population of the gray wolf about 10,000 years ago, about the same time that agriculture was first invented. The Australian aborigines were among the first Africans to migrate out of Africa 60,000-70,000 years ago. At that time the domestic dog did not even exist. Africans did not bring along dogs with them, because the domestic dog was domesticated in east Asia. Many of the relatives of the Australian aborigines settled in SE Asia but a small group crossed the sea to colonize Australia. After crossing the sea, they evolved in isolation. Meanwhile other humans that migrated out of Africa went to Central Asia, and from there they later migrate to Europe to evolve into Europeans. Other Central Asians migrated east, to northeastern Asia. There they evolved into the Chinese and Mongolians. Later, Central Asians, Europeans and the Chinese migrated to India and SE Asia. There they interbred with the dark skinned, curly haired natives to produce the SE Asians we see today. The dark, skinned curly haired natives still exist in SE Asia, but they are a minority, sometimes found in isolated areas or on islands like the Andaman Island and New Guinea.

    The reason Africans migrated out of Africa was because there was a severe drought. During an ice age, tropical areas experience severe droughts but temperatures were about the same, not much lower. The early migrants followed the coastal route from Africa, along the Middle East before arriving in SE Asia and India. They ate shellfish along the way. Archaeological evidence also shows that the Australian aborigines ate shellfish along the shores of Lake Mungo. Shellfish is easier to find and subdue than megafauna. Therefore the overhunting hypothesis may be incorrect. Drought may have changed the climate in Australia and wiped out the megafauna instead. People suggested that Australians may have practiced slash and burn agriculture. But the problem with that is that agriculture was invented in the Middle East almost 40,000 years before the extinction of the Australian megafauna.

    Therefore there is really no consensus among scientists as to the cause of the extinction of the Australian megafauna. Humans and the dingo may not have been responsible More research is needed.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    We were programmed to believe a lie.

    It was easy to believe, because we have prehistoric evidence of it staring us in the face: I mean, we have the dinosaurs, right?

    This may change your mind (or not... depending on what you WANT to believe):

    The word 'dinosaur' came from two Greek words that mean 'terrible lizard': a word made up in the 1800s to describe reptile fossils.

    The word 'fossil' is from the French for 'dug up'.

    Under the forces of extreme pressure, everything that was engulfed in mud during the world-wide flood turned into stone.

    For about a year and a half minerals permiated plant and animal tissue. The mud also became stone as it compressed under the weight of billions of tons of water.

    - Stone cannot be dated.

    - Once around the sun is a year: you cannot hold up a rock and decide how many times it has been around the sun.

    *When a fish dies, it rots or gets eaten.*

    It does NOT turn into a fossil.

    But there are fish fossils everywhere on the planet (even on the tops of mountains).

    Every fossil in the world is the result of the world wide flood. Period.

    *Before the flood everything lived ten times longer*

    that's why






    and reptiles grew huge.

    I used to work with reptiles: among many things I learned about them was that they NEVER stop growing as long as they live.

    Pre-flood the air had 50% more oxygen in it.

    Hyper-oxygenated air; the world was like a hyperbaric chamber, everything lived longer because of the air quality.

    We know this because we have air samples from before the flood; extracted from bubbles trapped in fossilized sap (amber).

    Adam lived until he was 930. Noah was 600 when he built the Ark (Google Noah's Ark Turkey - a tourist attraction since the 1970's A.D.).

    Believing in lies about evolution makes you guilty of making God out to be a liar. This is slander against the Most High: spiritual treason.

    You've heard of bacteria 'evolving'?

    No such thing: simply, the hardier bacteria were never killed off by the antibiotic in the first place. The weaker bacteria were. All that's left is 'resistant' bacteria. They were never subject to antibiotics to begin with. They never 'evolved'.

    Want to see evolution?

    If God wants to raise children for Abraham from the stones He can do it.

    He doesn't need any of us.

    He can change what is in the blink of an eye.... He doesn't need millenia.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Don't think so. Some marsupials may have been driven to extinction by the dingo, but not all of them. Many went extinct even before the dingo arrived, and many continued to exist after it arrived.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yeh just looked up dingoes and they came here 4000 years ago I didn’t know when they got here

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