The just of it:
Archaeological sites in India show the effects of the Toba volcanic eruption 74 000 years ago. Oxford University and Indian institutions say the excavations are similar to Pompeii.
"The seven-year project examines the environment that humans lived in, their stone tools, as well as the plants and animal bones of the time. The team has concluded that many forms of life survived the super-eruption, contrary to other research which has suggested significant animal extinctions and genetic bottlenecks."
Sources: http://www.physorg.com/news186223140.html and Oxford University