When did humans discover how to use fire? | Live Science

Whenever fire use did arise, humans’ ability to capture and control wildfires — or create fires of their own — had massive impacts on the species’ evolution. It probably lengthened life spans, made humans more social by giving them a place to gather around and, along with the invention of clothing, helped them move into colder climates, Tattersall said. Using fires also likely increased human cognition, Hlubik added. “The benefits from using it reinforce the cognitive gains that you’ve already gotten and then create more. Because fire is a complex thing,” she said. “You can get very hurt if you’re using it incorrectly.”
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