The mutations that make us human - September, 2016
When we imagine what made early modern humans unique, it's tempting to imagine a caveperson, brandishing a lit torch, using fire to eke out a better living from a hostile environment. However, humans were not alone in their use of fire. Neanderthals and Homo erectus also used fire. Now, new research suggests that part of what distinguished early humans from their close relatives was not their use of fire, but how the human lineage evolved in response to fire.
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