Control Of Fire


Burn stuff
1 million years ago?

Nobody knows when our ancestors learned to control fire. The oldest direct evidence comes from Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa, which contains ashes and burned bones from 1 million years ago. But there is evidence hominins were processing food even earlier, and that might have included cooking with fire.

See other: What Makes Humans Human?

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2 thoughts on “Control Of Fire

  1. Logically, they acquired fire from embers of lightening strikes, but it’s hard to say when they first learned to ignite one on their own.

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