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Topic - Francesco Berna
When did our ancestors first use fire? That's been a long-running debate, and now a new study concludes the earliest firm evidence comes from about 1 million years ago in a South African cave.
In contrast, he said, the bones at Swartkrans could have been burned by a natural fire in the open before winding up in that cave.
But Berna said it's unlikely the fires were simply natural blazes, such as from lightning strikes.