Scarred bird bones reveal early settlement on Madagascar

Analysis of bones, from what was once the world's largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought—according to a study published today, 12 September 2018, in the journal Science Advances.

Who killed the largest birds that ever lived?

Scientists are a step closer to explaining a 10,000-year-old crime mystery on the island of Madagascar.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from BBC News

Claim for early humans in Madagascar disputed

Butchered elephant bird bones suggest humans reached the island 6000 years earlier than thought, but not everyone is convinced. Dyani Lewis reports.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Humans arrived on Madagascar 6,000 years earlier than previously thought — so then what killed the elephant bird?

The story of the elephant bird's extinction just got a lot more interesting.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from ZME Science

Elephant bird mystery solved? Discovery may explain demise of world's largest-ever birds

Analysis of bones from now-extinct elephant birds could shed new light on the fate of the giant birds.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from FOXNews

What Happened to the Largest Birds That Ever Lived?

Humans left their mark.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Livescience

Slash marks on elephant bird reveals humans sailed to Madagascar more than 10,000 years ago

Scientists led by London-based international conservation charity ZSL found cut marks and depression fractures consistent with hunting and butchery by prehistoric humans.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

Bird Bones Redate Human Activity by 6,000 Years

NewsAnalysis of the bones of the world's largest bird revealed that humans arrived on Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought.Contributed Author: Zoological Society ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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