Promethean Flame: Human ancestors used fire earlier than thought

Promethean Flame: Human ancestors used fire earlier than thought

‘Flame-bearing Prometheus may have visited humans earlier than we thought. An analysis of charred bones and plant ash in sediment from a South African cave suggests that Homo erectus was wielding fire a million years ago — and perhaps even cooking with it, according to a study released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.’

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