Volcanoes in Victoria reveal fresh evidence of eruptions 37,000 years ago – ABC News


  • A human-made axe was found buried in volcanic ash at Tower Hill in the 1940s
  • The presence of the stone axe shows people were around prior to the eruptions

Scientists involved in a study dating lava from the volcanoes said their calculations, paired with the 1947 discovery of

an axe head buried under volcanic ash

near Tower Hill, indicate people were around before it erupted.