Humans and Climate Contributed to Extinctions of Large Ice-Age Mammals, New Study Finds (image) Penn State Share Print E-Mail Caption Both climate change and humans were responsible for the extinction of some large mammals, like the musk ox in this photo, according to research that is the first of its kind to use genetic, archeological, and climatic data together to infer the population history of large Ice-Age mammals. The large international team's research, which will be published in the journal Nature, is expected to shed light on the possible fates of living species of mammals as our planet continues its current warming cycle. Credit Beth Shapiro lab, Penn State University Usage Restrictions Appropriate caption and credit required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.