Anthropology / Everything Human

Who Started the First Fire?
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    neanderthal fire - Neanderthals were able to manipulate fire well before they came into contact with Homo sapiens. Starting fire, however, was an entirely different matter.

    Who Started the First Fire?

    Humans’ ability to control fire is among the most important technological advances in our evolutionary history. Research on Neanderthal cave sites in France is offering new insights on this old enigma.