At one time the bison roamed the American plains in huge herds until they were killed by the thousands. They were systematically hunted down until they almost became extinct. Fortunately the remnant was protected by laws and given preserves until they made a comeback. Several other cases of the discovery of animals long-believed to be extinct exist, perhaps as remnants of once thriving species.
Even today remnants of unknown primitive tribes in the Amazon or Asia have been discovered. Just because something is a trace, vestige or fragment of the whole does not mean it is useless. Skilled artists and craftsmen can still repurpose such pieces into beautiful, even useful creations. Continue reading