Monday, October 27, 2008

Humans Mastered Fire 0.8m Years Ago


A NEW study shows that humans had the ability to make fire nearly 790,000 years ago, a skill that helped them migrate from Africa to Europe.

By analysing flints at an archaeological site on the bank of the river Jordan, researchers at Israel's Hebrew University discovered that early civilizations had learned to light fires, a turning point that allowed them to venture into unknown lands.

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Interesting that we've been differentiated for that long. 800,000 years is a long time for evolution to work on Europeans and Asians, who presumably branched off shortly after that point.

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