Sunday, December 20, 2009
I think so. The truth is that it was not a very stable place to live and this is why it seemed to suffer from intermittent extinction events that replaced the entire native population at regular intervals. Until Europe "discovered" it again (possibly one of thousands of times it has been "discovered" before) it was always home to wandering nomadic indians who were never able to develop any technology. Perhaps the reason is that Yellowstone, like many super-volcanos, blows at regular intervals in megacatastrophic events that make nuclear war seem like a girl scout picnic.