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Therese had appeared herself in her brown garb and as monachal as ever. During this time a great increase in craft technology, trade, and urban expansion was experienced. Its writing system, Indus script, remained undeciphered for a long time and it was generally accepted that it was a Dravidian language. The Cenozoic equivalent of a bolide impact was the arrival of humans, as glyptodonts went extinct with all other large South American megafauna shortly after human arrival.� The la rgest endemic South American animals to survive the Great American Interchange of three mya, when North American placentals prevailed over South American marsupials, and the arrival of humans to the Western Hemisphere beginning less than 15 kya, are the capybara and giant anteater, which are tiny compared to their ancient South American brethren.� The giant anteater is classified as a sloth, and sloths were a particularly South American animal.� The largest sloths were bigger than African bush elephants, which are Earth�s largest land animals today.� After car-sized glyptodonts went extinct, dog-sized giant armadillos became the line�s largest remaining representative.

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Publisher: BlueBridge (May 17, 2016)

ISBN: 1629190004

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