Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Natural History in Germany found that ancient people in India survived the eruption of the Tob super volcano 74 thousand years ago. This refutes the point of view that the catastrophe led to the almost complete destruction of humanity.
A study revealing the truth about the widespread disaster is reported in a press release on Phys.org. Researchers analyzed deposits at the site of the Dhab in northern India, spanning 80 thousand years.
They discovered stone tools from the Paleolithic period, which proves the presence of a modern type of man before and after the catastrophic eruption in Indonesia.
Super-eruption of the Toba volcano occurred on the island of Sumatra, which marked the beginning of the volcanic winter, which lasted 6-10 years, and contributed to the cooling of the Earth’s climate for millennia. Scientists have suggested that the catastrophe led to the almost complete disappearance of Homo sapiens. Small African human populations survived and re-populated Asia about 60 thousand years ago.
According to new results, super-ejection was not as catastrophic as previously thought. Human populations in India survived the disaster and continued to create tools. New archaeological evidence confirms fossil evidence that people migrated from Africa and spread throughout Eurasia up to 60,000 years ago. In addition, Toba most likely did not cause volcanic winter.