"The Glacial Period Did Not Happen Until Several Thousand Years After The Toba Super Eruption"
5 Jul, 2007 08:00 pm
Michael Petraglia is a University Lecturer in Human Evolution. His study published today in Science reveals that super-volcanic eruptions are perhaps not the cause of glacial periods as some had previously suspected.
"The Toba super eruption is thought to have caused catastrophic effect on human evolution potentially wiping out human populations".
Interview by: Christopher Le Coq
Reference: Science, 6 July 2007. Vol 317, Issue 5834, Pages 13-133