How long ago did our ancestors use fire?

One million years ago. New research says that the earliest firm evidence is from a cave in South Africa where fires burned more than once in the same spot.

Our ancestors used fire a million years ago, study says

At that point they weren’t yet using fire on a regular basis — that came around 400 000 years ago. Around then our ancestors started using fire regularly for heat, cooking, and light.

Study Says Use of Fire Relatively Recent in Europe

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