Friday, April 25, 2008

That Was Close! Human Race Down to 2,000 Population

"Study: Humans Almost Became Extinct 70,000 Years Ago"
FoxNEWS (April 25, 2008)

Very interesting stuff: this is about one of the genetics studies that are polishing another facet of the human experience.

Even more interesting, when you look at an interactive timeline I reviewed last year (" 'Journey of Mankind:' 60,000 Years of Ups and Downs" (November 1, 2007)).

The "70,000 years ago" catastrophe may correspond with the Mt. Toba eruption in Sumatra that left up to five meters of ash on India and Pakistan, and produced an "instant 1,000-year ice age" - those were not the Good Old Days.

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