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Evolutionary anthropology

Homo 'incendius'

An analysis of microscopic and spectroscopic features of sediments deposited in a South African cave one million years ago suggests that human ancestors were using fire much earlier than had been thought.

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Figure 1: The crucible of combustion.

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Roberts, R., Bird, M. Homo 'incendius'. Nature 485, 586–587 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11195

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