The History of Fire
Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2012 by 08:00

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The use of fire by early humans is one of the most important discoveries ever made. The discovery of how to control fire is hard to say, but historians have evidence that at least 500,000 years ago, early humans were using fire for their basic needs.

In spring 2012, new evidence was found in Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa that humans had possibly controlled fire approximately 1,000,000 years ago! (Please click on the tab above Chapter 1: Earliest Human Societies for a news article on this incredible finding!)


The question for this week's blog is this:


  • How did early humans know how to start fire? List three possible ways that early humans may have learned how to control fire.

Hint: Watch the short video, Quest for Fire. Caveman in Trouble, by Ed Barnes for some possible answers.


Quest for Fire. Caveman in Trouble by Ed Barnes

Mr. Hendricks
1/10/2012 21:17:31

Three possible ways in which humans discovered how to start fire were:

1.
2.
3.

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Ruslan
2/10/2012 11:48:46

1 by lightning
2 with the help of sticks
3 with stone on stone

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Judith
6/10/2012 02:54:47

1.They discovered the fire when lightning stuck a tree.
2.Whith two stones.
3.Rubbbing with a stick.

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Sonya
7/10/2012 01:36:11

1.Twist beam in a small piece of wood.
2. Put a stick under the storm.
3. Rub the stone on stone.

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Arthur
7/10/2012 10:02:26

1. Friction of a piece of wood on another one.
2. Put a piece of wood under ligthnings
3. Friction of two flints.

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Jordi
29/10/2012 10:36:50

It's a good blog

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