Fire for a Reason

@article{Barkai2017FireFA,
  title={Fire for a Reason},
  author={Ran Barkai and Jordi Rosell and Ruth Blasco and Avi Gopher},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2017},
  volume={58},
  pages={S314 - S328}
}
Qesem Cave is a Middle Pleistocene site in Israel occupied between 420 and 200 ka. Excavations have revealed a wealth of innovative behaviors most likely practiced by a new hominin lineage. These include early evidence for the habitual and continuous use of fire, the repeated use of a central hearth, systematic flint and bone recycling, early blade production technologies, social hunting strategies and meat-sharing practices, and more. Fire was used throughout the 200,000 years of human… 
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