The Lake Malawi Sediment Chronometer and the Toba Super Eruption

The site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in earth’s history, the effects of the Toba Super Eruption have been of considerable interest to archaeologists and anthropologists because of its potential impacts on past human populations.   New research exploring the Toba Super Eruption (Sumatra) has been published since I explored the implications of the […]

Geological Context II: Neanderthals and the Italian Supervolcano

There are thousands of sites with either human remains or artifacts (stone tools usually) that are known across southern Europe and many are found in locations where they are found in layers stacked on top of each other like in caves or flood plain locations along rivers. But, the exact pattern of Neanderthal and modern human population migrations and changes is not my main interest.