Evidence for the repeated use of a central hearth at Middle Pleistocene (300 ky ago) Qesem Cave, Israel
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Israeli cave yields a fireplace where Stone Age crowd may have cooked up social change. ..

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When did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? Scientists discovered in the Qesem Cave, an archa ..

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Scientists have uncovered the remains of a 300,000-year-old hearth at the Qesem Cave, an archeological site seven miles east of ..

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Did ancient people enjoy singing Kumbaya and roasting delicious Smores around the campfire 300,000 years ago? While they might n ..

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Chemical and physical evidence from the oldest hearth found to date has led Professor Avi Gopher and Professor Ran Barkai of Tel ..

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A 300,000-Year-Old hearth has been discovered In Qesem Cave, shedding light on when humans began using fire for cooking and to b ..

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A team of archaeologists have unearthed an ancient hearth dating to around 300,000 years ago that was filled with ash, bits of c ..

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Ananth Baliga TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A 300,000 year old hearth unearthed near Rosh Haayin, Israel suggests that the ..

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Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New findings reported in the Journal of Archaeological Science suggest that ..

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Sure, early hominins used fire for upwards of a million years. But when did early hominins start acting like humansfor example, ..

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Scientists stumble upon evidence which points toward repeated use of fire by prehistoric humans for cooking meat and other house ..

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Humans, by most estimates, discovered fire over a million years ago. But when did they really begin to control fire and use it f ..

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Humans, by most estimates, discovered fire over a million years ago. But when did they really begin to control fire and use it f ..

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Dr. Ruth Shahack-Gross of Weizmann's Kimmel Center for Archeological Science, part of a team of Israeli scientists, used high-te ..

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A team of Israeli scientists have recently discovered in the Qesem Cave, near present-day Rosh Ha'ayin, the earliest evidence - ..

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A historical debate over when did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs has now been put to rest. ..

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A historical debate over when did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs has now been put to rest. ..

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Scientists have unearthed remains of a 300,000-year-old hearth in Israel, providing the earliest possible evidence of humans sit ..

News story from The Independent on 28th Jan 2014
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Humans may have used fire as a social focus 300,000 years ago, a new study into a cave in Israel suggests. ..

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A newly discovered fire pit full of ash and charred bone in a cave in modern-day Israel hints that early humans sat around fires ..

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A team of Israeli scientists have discovered a large hearth in the Qesem Cave - an archaeological site near Rosh HaAyin, a city ..

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( Weizmann Institute of Science ) When did humans really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? A team of Israe ..

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Humans, by most estimates, discovered fire over a million years ago. But when did they really begin to control fire and use it f ..

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The hearth was discovered in Qesem Cave, near Rosh Ha'ayin in Israel and archaeologists believe it suggests prehistoric humans h ..

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Questions have long circulated over precisely when and how man wielded fire. Approximations suggest that human beings discovered ..

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When did people first realize that they had more of a feeling of wellbeing after eating cooked rather than raw meat around a hea ..

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Archaeologists report the discovery of a 300,000-year-old hearth, the most ancient one known, for making and using fire. Cynthia ..

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Archeolodzy znaleźli pozostałości paleniska używanego przez ludzi żyjących 300 tys. lat temu w jaskini Qesem niedaleko Rosh Ha&# ..

An international team of archaeologists has uncovered a large, stone-lined hearth – dating to about 300,000 years ago – in ..

Archaeologists working at Qusem Cave in Israel have uncovered a 300,000 year-old hearth. It's the earliest evidence of repeated ..

It’s generally reckoned that early man “discovered” fire somewhere around […] ..

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Evidence for the repeated use of a central hearth at Middle Pleistocene (300 ky ago) Qesem Cave, Israel. http://t.co/kzE5xP0O1c

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