First Human Fire Starter Was 1.6 Million Years Ago, Scientist Says

August 24, 2020 - General
The question of when humans discovered how to make fire is an issue of hot debate in archaeology. The most recent answer may have been found at Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa. Source: Gorodenkoff / Adobe Stock

Fire, and learning how to control it, greatly altered the course of human evolution allowing our ancestors to cook food, fight off predators and explore colder climates. Defining when humans first learned how to control fire has always been a point of great debate in archaeological circles.

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