By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
Timeline Story

Fire-Altered Stone Tools

Fire-Altered Stone Tools

When: 790,000 BCE
Absolute Years From Now: -790000
Story Reference Date: 07/08/2021
31,600 Generations Ago

Burned flint tools dated to circa 790,000 BCE were discovered at Gesher Benot Ya’aquov, Israel. Control of fire is one of the key traits of the genus Homo.

 

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