Tiny Island Deer in Panama Was Hunted to Extinction Thousands of Years Ago

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
March 3, 2016
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Bones of dwarf deer showing butchering marks. Archaeologists on Pedro González Island in the Bay of Panama were surprised to find bones of a dwarf deer in a 6,000-year-old waste pile of island residents who had apparently hunted the deer to extinction.

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