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Early Humans Were Using Fire 300,000 Years Ago to Forge Superior Stone Tools

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The prehistoric practice of using controlled fires to produce customized stone tools dates back 300,000 years, according to new research. The discovery affirms the cognitive and cultural sophistication of human species living at this time.

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Early Humans Were Using Fire 300,000 Years Ago to Forge Superior Stone Tools

Early Humans Were Using Fire 300,000 Years Ago to Forge Superior Stone Tools

The prehistoric practice of using controlled fires to produce customized stone tools dates back 300,000 years, according to new research. The discovery affirms the cognitive and cultural ...

Ancient humans harnessed fire to make stone tools 300,000 years ago

Ancient humans harnessed fire to make stone tools 300,000 years ago

Certain ancient stone tools were heated to over 200 °C to make them easier to shape – suggesting their makers had control over fire

Ancient humans lived through a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago

Ancient humans lived through a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago

About 74,000 years ago, Sumatra's Mount Toba experienced a super-eruption -- an event scientists suspect was large enough to wipe out a majority of early humans living at the time, slowing ...

Humans in India may have survived supereruption 74,000 years ago

Humans in India may have survived supereruption 74,000 years ago

Discovery suggests toolmakers thrived in volcanic aftermath, and that humans left Africa early