Earliest fire in Africa: towards the convergence of archaeological evidence and the cooking hypothesis

  title={Earliest fire in Africa: towards the convergence of archaeological evidence and the cooking hypothesis},
  author={J. Gowlett and R. Wrangham},
  journal={Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa},
  pages={30 - 5}
  • J. Gowlett, R. Wrangham
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
  • Issues of early fire use have become topical in human evolution, after a long period in which fire scarcely featured in general texts. Interest has been stimulated by new archaeological finds in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and also by major inputs from other disciplines, including primatology and evolutionary psychology. Evidence for fire is, however, often disputed, especially with regard to the early cases in Africa. Interpretations often struggle to take into account the implications… CONTINUE READING
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