Hominid Use of Fire in the Lower and Middle Pleistocene: A Review of the Evidence [and Comments and Replies]

@article{James1989HominidUO,
  title={Hominid Use of Fire in the Lower and Middle Pleistocene: A Review of the Evidence [and Comments and Replies]},
  author={Steve R. James and Robin Dennell and Allan S. Gilbert and Henry T. Lewis and John A J Gowlett and Thomas F. Lynch and William C. McGrew and Charles R. Peters and Geoffrey G. Pope and Ann Brower Stahl},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1989},
  volume={30},
  pages={1 - 26}
}
Examen critique des donnees de 30 sites du Pleistocene inferieur et moyen d'Afrique, Asie et Europe, concernant l'utilisation du feu chez les premiers hominides. Les donnees anterieures aux neandertaliens sont equivoques. Discussion du role des processus naturels dans la production du feu. Presentation d'une methode d'evaluation des donnees 
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