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Peter D. Moore Department of Biology King's College London, U.K. " Histological and chemical analyses of fossil bones of a hartebeest from the Swartkrans cave in South Africa have demonstrated that the remains had been subjected to temperatures consistent with their being cooked at a campfire. This provides the earliest record of the use of fire by a hominid, in this case either Australopithecus or Homo erectus. C.K. Brain, A. Sillen, "Evidence from the Swartkrans cave for the earliest use of

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Peter D. Moore
Department of Biology
King's College
London, U.K
. " Histological and chemical analyses of fossil bones of a hartebeest from the Swartkrans cave in South Africa have demonstrated that the remains had been subjected to temperatures consistent with their being cooked at a campfire. This provides the earliest record of the use of fire by a hominid, in this case either Australopithecus or Homo erectus.

C.K. Brain, A. Sillen, "Evidence from the Swartkrans cave for the earliest use of fire," Nature, 336 (6198), 464-6, 1 December 1988.

" The ages of eels in some British rivers were closely related to the location where they were found. Eels migrate upstream at rates of between 10 and 30 km per year, depending on the difficulty of the terrain. In the lower reaches of the River Severn, eels of age 7 to 8 years are most abundant, while in...

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