Siberia, Alaska, Malta! Three mass slaughter sites! Sites littered with carcasses and skeletons captured in violent death throes. Some are petrified as rocks(Malta), some are preserved in ice(Siberia), some are surrounded and invaded by limestone(Hot Springs – Dakota). Others entombed in Bitumen(La Brea-L.A.) and peat Bogs(Snowmass- Colorado). Many are impeccably preserved whilst the bulk are shattered, dismembered and rolled(Gibraltar) by forces so violent and unseen today that we are naive to their mysterious powers!
These extinct species met with an instantaneous and horrific death. Although man was in at the death his hand was rarely involved. The modern theory of overhunting, careless burn offs, starvation and plague were never more than a trifle in this overwhelming picture of the mass destruction of species both large and small. And the last extinction occurred not so long ago and it is etched in modern mans mythology!