Earliest Evidence of Controlled Fire Burnt seeds, wood and flint found in Israel could be the oldest evidence of controlled use of fire by our ancestors. Have archaeologists unearthed leftovers from a 790,000 year-old dinner?

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Nira Alperson
*Graduate student, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Earliest Evidence of Controlled Fire

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Earliest Evidence of Controlled Fire

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Earliest Evidence of Controlled Fire

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Burnt seeds, wood and flint found in Israel could be the oldest evidence of controlled use of fire by our ancestors. Have archaeologists unearthed leftovers from a 790,000 year-old dinner?

Guests:

Nira Alperson
*Graduate student, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem