Early humans were plagued by SUPERVOLCANOES: Huge eruptions closed off migration routes for our ancestors
Around 200,000 years ago, Homo sapiens were living in Africa.
At the same time, according to a new study, a series of huge volcanoes were erupting in Ethiopia.
This unusual activity dramatically changed the environment our earliest ancestors lived in, and might have caused them to migrate from the area, causing evolutionary and cultural changes.
ANCIENT SUPERVOLCANOES Dr William Hutchison from the University of Oxford studied what the volcanic activity in the East African Rift was like thousands of years ago, when our early ancestors occupied the rift.
They found explosive volcanic... read more