In this Oct. 24, 2007, photo, Florida Museum of Natural History Environmental Archeology Assistant Curator Katherine Emery displays bones used in her research documenting ancient hunting effects on large-game species in the Maya lowlands of Central America. Emery’s study in the Oct. 31 issue of the Journal for Nature Conservation shows political and social demands near important cities likely contributed to population declines in large species, especially white-tailed deer.
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