Scientific American Highlights Dr. Green's Work

By Brian Switek

At the Ice Age Salad Bar

A new analysis underscores that American mastodon were flexible feeders.

Have you ever gone out to a buffet with friends or family? There are all sorts of savory and sweet options laid out for you to arrange to your personal tastes, whether it's a plate piled high with olives or just one prawn, thank you. The point is that we all have our gustatory desires and so we choose differently from the options assembled in front of us. It turns out that extinct American mastodons did the same.

Breakdowns of how prehistoric animals lived are often organized like trading card stats – where they lived, how long ago, and what they ... 

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