TV News LIES

Tuesday, May 26th

Last update01:02:06 AM GMT

You are here News Science Evidence of fire use by ancestors a million years ago

Evidence of fire use by ancestors a million years ago

Wonderwerk caveScientists say they have new evidence that our ancestors were using fire as early as a million years ago. It takes the form of ash and bone fragments recovered from Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa.

The team tells the journal PNAS that the sediments suggest frequent, controlled fires were lit on the site. The ability to use fire is regarded as a key step in human development because it gave us access to cooked foods and new technologies.

Stone tools found at Wonderwerk Cave indicate the ancestor in question may have been Homo erectus, a species whose existence has been documented as far back as 1.8 million years ago.

Establishing precisely when humans first acquired the ability to control fire has been very difficult.

There have been several claims that the skill was in existence even earlier than at Wonderwerk.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

Oldest stone toolsThe world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report.  They were unearthed from the shores...

Far out, man: 13.1bn-year-old galaxy is most distant yet seen by humans

13bn year old galaxyA team of astronomers has measured a galaxy farther than any other ever seen by human...

Hubble telescope details halo surrounding Andromeda galaxy

AndromedaThe massive halo of gas that surrounds the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way's nearest neighbor, is...

Cosmic rays may damage brains of astronauts

Cosmic raysIt may not be space debris, errant asteroids, supply shortages, thruster malfunctions or even the malevolent...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!