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Alive! Mammals survived Toba's super-volcanic winter

作者:扶槐窕    发布时间:2017-11-13 04:00:51    

NO ARK required. Animals survived the flood of lava that erupted from the Toba supervolcano about 74,000 years ago just fine on their own, a new genetic analysis shows. The finding casts doubt on the theory that humans were almost wiped out around that time by a “volcanic winter” – an idea that comes from genetic data showing that the population rapidly expanded just after that time, as if it had recently collapsed. If Toba caused such a collapse, humans would not have been the only ones affected,

 

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