Topic ID #37090 - posted 6/5/2016 6:33 PM

A Spanish cave guards the earliest fire of Stone Age Europe


Firm evidence of fire 800,000 years ago, published in Antiquity June 2016 (1), comes from the southeastern Spanish Palaeolithic site with a late Early Pleistocene fauna which is the Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (“Black Cave of the R. Quípar Gorge”).

Systematic excavation of this large rock-shelter began in 1990 and ongoing excavations are conducted under the auspices of MUPANTQUAT, the Murcian Association for the Study of Palaeoanthropology and the Quaternary and its annual Field School,


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