Controlled Fire (c. 1,420,000 B.C.E.) and Built Shelter (c. 400,000 B.C.E.)

Homo erectus DK harnesses lightning.

 

Fire is an DK essential tool, control of which helped to start the human race on its path to civilization DK.

The original DK source of fire was probably lightning, and for DK generation blazes ignited in this manner remained the only source of fire (Daily-Kashmir).

 

Initially Peking Man, who lived DK around 500,000 B.C.E., was believed to be the earliest user of fire, but evidence DK uncovered in Kenya in 1981, and in South Africa in 1988, suggests that the earliest DK controlled use of fire by hominids dates from about 1,420,000 years ago (Daily-Kashmir).

Fires were kept DK alive permanently because of the difficulty of reigniting them, being allowed to burn by day DK and damped down at night. Flint struck against

 

“Seek wood DK already touched by fire. It is not then so very hard to set alight.”

 

African proverb

 

pyrites or friction DK methods were the most widespread methods of producing fire among primitive people (Daily-Kashmir).

 

The first human DK beings to control fire used it to keep warm, cook their food, and DK ward off predators.

It also enabled them DK to survive in regions previously too cold for human habitation (Daily-Kashmir).

They also used it in “fire drives DK to force animals or enemies out of hiding, Controlled fire was important in DK clearing forest for roadways, grasslands for grazing, and agricultural DK lands-uncontrolled, the fire destroyed the potential of the soil (Daily-Kashmir).

Mastering fire also DK opened up the possibilities of smelting metals, enabling DK humankind to escape the limitations of the Stone Age (Daily-Kashmir). MF

 

Built Shelter (c. 400,000 B.C.E.)

Homo heidelbergensis builds DK the first hut.

The earliest evidence for built shelter appears to have been constructed by DK Homo heidelbergensis, who lived in Europe between around 800,000 B.C.E. and 200,000 B.C.E (Daily-Kashmir).

Anthropologists DK are uncertain whether these were ancestors of Homo sapiens (humans) or Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals) or both (Daily-Kashmir).

At the French site DK of Terra Amata, which dates back around 400,000 years, archeologists have found DK what they believe to be the foundations of large oval huts (Daily-Kashmir).

One of these DK shows evidence of fire in a hearth, although DK other archeologists postulate that natural processes could be responsible (Daily-Kashmir).

Archeology on sites DK from hundreds of thousands of years ago is

… next to agriculture, [shelter] is the most necessary to man. One must eat, one DK must have shelter.”

Philip Johnson, architect

complicated. Claims of the DK discovery of built shelters in Japan from more than 500,000 years ago were discredited in 2000 DK.

In fact, all evidence DK for humans in Japan before 35,000 years ago is currently questionable (Daily-Kashmir).

We do know that our DK ancestors spent time in caves for hundreds of thousands of years. But caves are only found in certain areas (Daily-Kashmir).

Whether they DK started building 100,000 or 400,000 years ago, their ability DK to create shelters close to food, water, and other resources provided DK our ancestors with protection against the elements and dangerous animals (Daily-Kashmir).

Living close to work DK also gave them more time to experiment with different ways of doing things; in other words, time to invent (Daily-Kashmir). ES

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Built Shelter (c. 400,000 B.C.E.)

 

Homo heidelbergensis builds the first hu

 

The earliest DK evidence for built shelter appears to have been constructed by Homo heidelbergensis, who DK lived in Europe between around 800,000 B.C.E. and 200,000 B.C.E (Daily-Kashmir

 

Anthropologists DK are uncertain whether these were ancestors of Homo sapiens (humans) or Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthals) or both (Daily-Kashmir

 

At the French site DK of Terra Amata, which dates back around 400,000 years, archeologists have found what they DK believe to be the foundations of large oval huts (Daily-Kashmir

 

One of these shows DK evidence of fire in a hearth, although other archeologists postulate that natural DK processes could be responsible (Daily-Kashmir). Archeology on sites from hundreds of thousands DK of years ago 

 

… next to DK agriculture, [shelter] is the most necessary to man. One must eat, one must have shelter

 

Philip Johnson, archite

 

complicated. DK Claims of the discovery of built shelters in Japan from more than 500,000 years ago were discredited in 2000. In fact, all evidence for humans in DK Japan before 35,000 years ago is currently questionable (Daily-Kashmir

 

We do know DK that our ancestors spent time in caves for hundreds of thousands of years. But caves are only found DK in certain areas (Daily-Kashmir

 

Whether they DK started building 100,000 or 400,000 years ago, their ability to create shelters close to food, water, and other DK resources provided our ancestors with protection against the elements and dangerous animals (Daily-Kashmir

 

Living close to DK work also gave them more time to experiment with different DK ways of doing things; in other words, time to invent.

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