Avi Tuschman Quotes

Within only 2,000 years of humanity’s arrival in the New World, indigenous peoples drove to extinction 84 of the 107 genera of large mammals – all before the invention of the wheel, writing or iron tools.

This quotation shows that man has always had a serious effect on the environment. And that indigenous peoples did not necessarily have a harmonious relationship with nature. A few did, just like some modern humans do, but most did not then as most of us do not now.

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