Israeli fire discovery sheds new light on rise of human culture
300,000-year-old hearth points to an organization of space - and a thus kind of social order - that is typical of modern humans.
A team of Israeli scientists has discovered evidence of continued fire building beginning around 300,000 years ago. The discovery goes a long way toward answering the question of when humans began to control fire and use it for their daily needs – which is central to understanding the rise of human culture.
The evidence of fire building was discovered in the Qesem Cave, an archaeological site...
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