The creative team behind Founding Monsters and Founding Monsters Tales have created a new comic that takes a more scientific and less historic approach to the giant mammals that once roamed North America. The Mystery of the Missing Megafauna explores how changing climate impacted biodiversity and megafauna populations in North America at the end of the last Ice Age. Particular attention is placed on the extinction of mastodons, mammoths, giant ground sloths and other megafauna whose fossils are found at Saltville in southwestern Virginia. This comic draws a connection to contemporary climate change and the major extinctions happening today. The narrative is suitable for children and intended as an educational resource.
Megafauna, Extinction, Climate change, Ice Age, Fossils, Paleontology, Mastodon, Mammoth, Jefferson’s Ground Sloth, Short-faced Bear, Giant Beaver, Helmeted Musk Ox, Saltville Virginia
Anthropology | Archaeological Anthropology | Paleontology
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