Jump to content
Borg09

Humans of 1 million years ago cooked?

Recommended Posts

I thought this article was interesting and thought provoking.

 

Has anyone else heard about this finding that humans from 1 million years ago may have used fire?

http://slashdot.org/...llion-years-ago

 

It was the only fire found which means it could have been chance that some stones and wood happened to get rubbed together the right way or perhaps some magnesium in local magnesium (or maybe phosphorous or potassium compounds?) veins got hit with enough force or various other chemical reactions, and I think the oldest human remains aren't 1 million years old.

 

http://news.discover...ael-101228.html

Edited by questionposter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Homo sapiens , dates back to between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. 10,000 years ago is when we took a big stab at agriculture as a means of moving towards a cultural milieu in which lawyers could flourish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh great, at least now I know I didn't just pick that number out of thin air.

 

I did think 10,000 years was not a very long time to allow for evolution when I responded the first time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.