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Remains from a 40,000-year-old site have given archaeologists insight into how our ancestors dealt with prehistoric climate change . On a number of occasions throughout humanity’s history, volcanic “super eruptions” have caused catastrophic changes to weather and climate with the potential to wipe humans from entire regions. However, new analysis of a site in Liguria, north west Italy, suggests our ancestors were able to flourish despite just such a crisis unfolding nearby. According to the archaeologists working at the site, humans today can take lessons from our distant ancestors in contemporary approaches to tackling climate change. “Liguria is where some of the first Homo sapiens , ... Full story

16 April