Pleistocene horse skull fragmentYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Skull fragment, Equus occidentalis Rancho La Brea, California, United States UCM 19171 Late Pleistocene (19,000-12,000 years ago)
By the end of the last Ice Age, wild horses and their relatives roamed the Great Plains and much of what is now the American West. These large, single-toed animals were similar to the domestic horses we have today – but went extinct about 10,000 years ago, possibly due to a combination of climate change and human hunting. This fossil skull fragment comes from the tar pits at Rancho La Brea, California, whose unique oxygen-free environment preserved many clues into the ecology and lifeways of Ice Age North America.