Fire: a Burning Issue in Human Evolution

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By: Ron Shimelmitz

Fire is reflected in almost every aspect of our mundane existence; its use and control constitutes an essential part of material life. From cooking our meals to the various materials we use, the products of pyrotechnology, fire is also an intimate component in human social life. Phrases such as “hearth and home” and “fireside chat” resonate deeply with us.

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