Evidence of million-year-old fire found
Published on April 11th, 2012 | by Admin0
It is not possible to say for certain which species of hominin inhabited the cave one million years ago, but the team believes it was probably Homo erectus.
The bits of ash, which range from a few millimetres to a few centimetres long, are well preserved. They have jagged edges, showing that they were not burned elsewhere and blown or washed into the cave, which would have worn such edges away.
Story: Matt Kaplan, Nature | Photo: Greatstock Photographic Library/Alamy