Israel Cave Reveals History of Fire Use

December 14, 2014 4:51 PM

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An Israel cave reveals history of fire use by humans. A recent study that examined flint debris discovered in an Israel cave shows that human beings started using fire frequently only around 350,000 to 320,000 years ago in the Middle Pleistocene era. The recent research sustains the evidence of the first discovery of fire by human beings one million years ago.

A team of scientists led by Ron Shimelmitz of the University of Haifa examined flints or tools made out of stone and their debris from deposits on rocks inside the Tabun Cave on the limestone cliffs in Mount Carmen, Israel.

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