Great auk bones discoveries in the Netherlands


This 2016 video from Britain is about the extinction of the great auk.

In the June 2015 issue of Dutch paleontological journal Cranium, Bram Langeveld writes about discoveries of bones of the extinct great auk in the Netherlands.

In sand, removed from the Eurogeul channel in the North Sea to the Zandmotor and Hoek van Holland, great auk bones were found recently.

It is not known how old these finds are exactly. Not over 7.500 years. Earlier, great auk bones had been found in the Netherlands six times, mainly in Roman age villages.

Did human hunting activities alone drive great auks’ extinction?. Analysis of ancient DNA from an extinct seabird demonstrates that even abundant and widespread species can be vulnerable to intense exploitation: here.

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