Monsters We Met - Extinctions and evidence contents
About 100,000 years ago, humans first ventured out of Africa. The world they entered was the domain of giants: monstrous marsupials, huge eagles, savage short-faced bears and the terrifying 5.5-metre-long ripper lizard, Megalania.
These monsters now exist only in our imagination or as long-dead bones in a museum. In some areas of the world over, 70% of large mammals became extinct around the time that humans arrived on the continent. But why? Was it man's arrival or was it coincidence?