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Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsNo volcanic winter in East Africa from ancient Toba eruption. The supereruption 74,000 years ago did not trigger major environmental disruption that caused human populations in East Africa to decline, say geoscientists. University of Arizona, February 6, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206151850.htm https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/no-volcanic-winter-east-africa-ancient-toba-eruption The paper is: Chad L. Yost, Lily J. Jackson, Jeffery R. Stone, Andrew S. Cohen. Subdecadal phytolith and charcoal records from Lake Malawi, East Africa imply minimal effects on human evolution from the ∼74 ka Toba supereruption. Journal of Human Evolution, 2018; 116: 75 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.11.005 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323019180_Subdecadal_phytolith_and_charcoal_records_from_Lake_Malawi_East_Africa_imply_minimal_effects_on_human_evolution_from_the_74_ka_Toba_supereruption https://www.geo.arizona.edu/sites/www.geo.arizona.edu/files/135 Yost et al 2018 Toba Malawi Jour Human Evol.pdf https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0047248417302750?via%3Dihub Also, there is: Modern humans flourished through ancient supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago. University of Cape Town, March 12, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180312132956.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43377960 The paper is: Eugene I. Smith, Zenobia Jacobs, Racheal Johnsen, Minghua Ren, Erich C. Fisher, Simen Oestmo, Jayne Wilkins, Jacob A. Harris, Panagiotis Karkanas, Shelby Fitch, Amber Ciravolo, Deborah Keenan, Naomi Cleghorn, Christine S. Lane, Thalassa Matthews, Curtis W. Marean. Humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba eruption about 74,000 years ago. Nature, 2018; DOI: 10.1038/nature25967 https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/geo_fac_articles/145/ https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25967 Yours, Paul H.