Jul 24, 2008 The last prehistoric North American horses died out between 13, 000 and 11, 000 years ago, at the end of the Pleistocene, but by then Equus had spread to Asia, Europe, and Africa.Jul 08, 2014 Ask Mr. History Is the horse native to North America or was it brought here by the Spanish? Philip? ? ? Dear Philip, One may say the horse was native to North America, since horses had evolved there some 55 million years ago, but they became extinct about 10, 000 years ago. horses north america history
Ross MacPhee, Curator of Mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History, and colleagues, have dated the existence of woolly mammoths and horses in North America to as recent as 7, 600 years ago. Had it not been for previous westward migration, over the 2 Bering Land Bridge, into northwestern Russia (Siberia) and Asia, the horse would have faced complete extinction.
May 01, 2006 Horses originated in North America, but all the wild ones were killed by early hunters, researchers say. Some horses snuck over to Asia before the landice bridge disappeared. How can the answer be improved?horses north america history