300,000-year-old hearth found in Israel
Published on February 5th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks0
In and around the hearth, archaeologists say they also found bits of stone tools that were likely used for butchering and cutting animals.
The finds could shed light on a turning point in the development of culture "in which humans first began to regularly use fire both for cooking meat and as a focal point — a sort of campfire — for social gatherings," said archaeologist Ruth Shahack-Gross of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.[Full story] Story: Megan Cannon, LiveScience | Photo: Weizmann Institute