Posted: Dec 23, 2021 8:20 pm
by Spearthrower
I think it's worth looking at a basic overview of the history of the debate to see how many factors are actually considered: ... hypothesis

The overkill model was proposed back in the 60's, while environmental models began being proposed in the 80's or 90's. What I can say from a general familiarity with the literature is that the overkill model hasn't been overturned. By and large, most anthropologists accept that humans had a hand in the extinction of megafauna; the discussion really is to what extent and by what means.