WHEN DID HOMINIDS CONTROL FIRE?
"Human-like species migrating out of their African homeland had mastered
the use of fire up to 790,000 years ago, the journal Science reports.
The evidence, from northern Israel, suggests species such as Homo
erectus may have been surprisingly sophisticated in their behaviour.
The find links earlier evidence of controlled fire from Africa with
later discoveries in Eurasia, scientists say."
Dr Richard Knight
Co-ordinator: National Information Society Learnerships - Ecological
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
University of the Western Cape
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