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74 000 years ago many more hominid species roamed the earth in small, widely separated groups. Only a few breeding pairs  survived the Toba Super Volcano Eruption. My book tells the tale and this blog  investigates the conditions  during and after this occurence.

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Earth looked very different then. The Black sea was a miles deep trough  and the sea levels were much lower. Ice covered much of europe and the rest was a low rainfall desert. In these tough conditions a mjor catastrophe was bound to kill of all but the very hardy.  The Toba super volcano was just such an event as it caused a millenium long volcanic winter.

The Valleys of the Clans

 

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