Eaten by Robust Humanoids?

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Ruv Draba

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I don't think elephants and mastodons co-existed. Before Homo erectus there were a number co-extant proto-human species. Afterward...none (Neanderthals don't seem to have been a separate species).
Ah, heck. You're right! Here's the picture, from elephant evolution.
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This would explain why there are no archaeological relics of pachyderm germ-warfare laboratories...

Elephants are time-travellers! Their labs are in the future! :eek:

Look at how they've been knocking off mammoths and Stegodons and Deinotheria, all with bigger tusks than they have!​
 
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Ah, heck. You're right! Here's the picture, from elephant evolution.
ancestry.gif
This would explain why there are no archaeological relics of pachyderm germ-warfare laboratories...

Elephants are time-travellers! Their labs are in the future! :eek:


Look at how they've been knocking off mammoths and Stegodons and Deinotheria, all with bigger tusks than they have!​

I don't think elephants and mastodons competed directly in the same environmental niches. Homo Erectus emerged out of a very crowded niche (tool-using proto-humans) and oddly...nobody else got out alive.
 

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