New evidence shows humans survived massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago

Researchers have uncovered evidence that groups of humans survived a massive volcanic eruption at the Toba caldera, a supervolcano in Sumatra, and its fallout by going coastal. “It is possible that people moved out of terrestrial locations and into this more productive coastal zone,” study co-author Curtis Marean told Inverse. “Think of it as a refuge.” Inland wildlife, plants and fungus faced a greater disruptive impact than those located closer to the coast, a key fact that...

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