The burning question: When did fire come to Earth?

  • Article by: AMINA KHAN , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: April 7, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Findings suggest that humans have been playing with fire for 1.7 million years.

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metaltesterApr. 8, 12 5:40 AM

ancient aliens showed them how! or not

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bizsmithApr. 8, 12 6:36 AM

The fascination for fire still exists. Just go to a campground and see the number of camp fires burning every night.

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longmemoryApr. 8, 12 7:47 AM

We still bar-b-que for the experience of lighting a fire and cooking over it.

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hjlazniApr. 8, 1210:40 AM

MY WIFE STARTED BURNING FOOD FOR ME IN 1976.

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mondakApr. 8, 12 6:36 PM

I still can't start a fire without matches or a lighter. I must be sub-human.

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tflinnApr. 14, 12 7:26 PM

Quite fascinating, have always felt the use of fire went back considerably further than most thought. How incredible it would be to be able to open a window in time and actually observe proto humans. I think we would be surprised at their ability and resourceful nature.

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acoustic470Apr. 14, 1211:57 PM

I enjoy not being on fire.

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instarApr. 15, 12 9:53 AM

Your asking Me a question I can't disclose right now. I just hope I remember it when I come down from this Acid.

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