Date: February 06, 2014 11:47AM
Oh, there were horses in the Americas, but Satan has deceived scientists into thinking that they went extinct due to the loss of protein-rich forbs during and following the last ice age. Of course, we all know that it was because the Nephites ate most of them during the seige by the Gadianton masons...errrr...robbers.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140205133252.htm
An interesting quote from the article about how multiple scentific disciplines go into this type of research:
"We should realise that the results presented in this paper would have never been obtained without a very broad collaboration (30 teams from 12 countries) involving the following scientific areas: ancient DNA, palaeo-ecology, taxonomy, molecular ecology, community ecology, zoology, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, and geology."