Cavemen Hunted Ice Age Lions to Extinction for Their Pelts

A caveman's lair 16,000 years ago included the pelt of a cave lion, an animal that we likely drove to extinction.

Published On 10/26/2016
2:07 PM EDT
Photo: Cave lion claws found in La Garma cave, Spain. They show signs of human modification with a stone tool. Credit: Marián Cueto et al, PLOS ONE
Photo: Lower gallery of La Garma cave in Spain. Remains of a cave lion pelt were found there. Credit: Pedro Saura