#24 - Fire Revolution

Episode 24 July 28, 2019 01:27:32
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Today's our first official episode of Revolution Science, a series of episodes about the major revolutions that have occurred throughout human history. And it all begins with fire. In this episode, we start by going over the definitions of revolution and evolution. Then we get into describing some of the main theories behind why we think fire is potentially the first revolution for humans. Here are some of the main ideas we talk about: - IndigiFacts about the oldest human fossils - The earliest evidence for fire use by humans - The different types of evidence - The "Cooking Hypothesis" and human evolution - Different uses of fire and its effects on plants ~ Links & Resources: [oldest *Homo Sapiens* fossils](https://www.nature.com/articles/nature22336) [oldest *Homo* fossils](http://humanorigins.si.edu/research/whats-hot-human-origins/oldest-fossil-our-genus) [Definition of revolution](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revolution) [Definition of evolution](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evolution) Evidence of fire use: [1](https://www.jstor.org/stable/2743299?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents), [2](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223986842_Microstratigraphic_evidence_of_in_situ_fire_in_the_Acheulean_strata_of_Wonderwerk_Cave_Northern_Cape_province_South_Africa), & [3](http://www.beyondveg.com/nicholson-w/hb/hb-interview2c.shtml) [Control of Fire in the Paleolithic](https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/692113) [Human Brain Expansion during Evolution Is Independent of Fire Control and Cooking](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299638211_Human_Brain_Expansion_during_Evolution_Is_Independent_of_Fire_Control_and_Cooking) [The discovery of fire by humans: A long and convoluted process](https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303446826_The_discovery_of_fire_by_humans_A_long_and_convoluted_process) [The nutritive value of cooked camas as consumed by Flathead Indians](https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03670244.1972.9990289) ~ [Like this show? Leave us a review here](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ndn-science-show/id1377936061?mt=2)... even one sentence helps! And if you leave your Twitter handle we'll be sure to thank you personally! You can also [Support the Show on PayPal](https://www.paypal.me/ndnscienceshow) [NDN Science Show Wordpress Page](http://www.ndnscienceshow.wordpress.com) ~

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