Humans used fire 1 million years ago, scientists say (page 2)

The discovery in Africa of a one million year old fireplace may enable us to identify when humans first began using fireCooking is a universal in human culture. The mixing and heating of raw ingredients to make dinner is a fundamental part of our lives, one of the most noticeable things that separates us from even our closest animal cousins.The advantage of this method of preparing food is clear: it makes food tastier, easier to digest and makes the extraction of energy from raw ingredients quicker and more efficient. All useful things if you want to power an over-sized, energy-hungry brain without having to spend all your time foraging and chewing food.Richard Wrangham, a professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University, has argued that the invention of cooking split the ancestors of humans from the evolutionary path that went on to include modern gorillas and chimpanzees. Cooking allowed our ancestors to develop bigger brains and, in his hypothesis, is the key reason modern humans emerged. The con

Humans used fire 1 million years ago, scientists say

Ash and charred bone, the earliest known evidence of controlled use of fire, reveal that human ancestors may have used fire a million years ago, a discovery that researchers say will shed light ...

Mon 2 Apr 12 from FOXNews

Earliest evidence of man-made fire

Human ancestors first gathered around campfires a million years ago, 300,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists have discovered.

Mon 2 Apr 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

Scientists find clue to human evolution's burning question

The discovery in Africa of a one million year old fireplace may enable us to identify when humans first began using fireCooking is a universal in human culture. The mixing and heating of raw ...

Mon 2 Apr 12 from Guardian.co.uk

Hot Find! Humans Used Fire 1 Million Years Ago

Ash and charred bone reveal earliest evidence of fire, a turning point in human evolution.

Mon 2 Apr 12 from Livescience

Evidence found of earliest human fire use

BOSTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Archaeologists say evidence of the oldest known human-controlled fire has been found in a cave in South Africa.

Mon 2 Apr 12 from UPI

Study: Our ancestors used fire a million years ago

NEW YORK (AP) -- When did our ancestors first use fire? That's been a long-running debate, and now a new study concludes the earliest firm evidence comes from about 1 million years ago in a ...

Mon 2 Apr 12 from AP

Study: Our ancestors used fire a million years ago, Tue 3 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

Scientists find evidence that human ancestors used fire one million years ago

An international team led by the University of Toronto and Hebrew University has identified the earliest known evidence of the use of fire by human ancestors. Microscopic traces of wood ash, ...

Tue 3 Apr 12 from Labspaces.net

Scientists find evidence that human ancestors used fire one million years ago, Mon 2 Apr 12 from e! Science News

Study Claims Human Predecessors Used Fire 1 Million Years Ago

An international team of researchers say that they have identified one-million year old archaeological evidence that human ancestors used and controlled fire, suggesting that our predecessors ...

Tue 3 Apr 12 from RedOrbit

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