Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, is in the caldera of the supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago. Photo: Shutterstock Images Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, is in the caldera of the supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, is in the caldera of the supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Popular theory of ‘volcanic winter’ killing early humans is at the centre of debate over climate and evolution

  • Chinese palaeoanthropologists dispute long-held notion that Toba eruption 74,000 years ago wiped out populations
  • The origin of modern humans is more likely affected by a number of factors, including interactions between groups, rather than one event, says archaeologist

Topic |   China science
Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, is in the caldera of the supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago. Photo: Shutterstock Images Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, is in the caldera of the supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, is in the caldera of the supervolcano that erupted 74,000 years ago. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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