Evolution is a Fact #9 - Less Chewing More Thinking
you can see why the Borg never publishes anything on cranial bone fragments found. It would sure open the door to a lot of doubting and or questioning.
@Love Uni, As far as I know there is strong actual evidence in China for domestic fire in a hominin occupied cave at 800,000 years before present. More recently reported in Southern Africa is fire use probable at around 1.2 million years.
Neanderthals living in the colder parts of Europe would most certainly have used fire to keep warm and to make the meat and veg more digestible. It has been discovered that Neanderthals ate a wide variety of root vegetables. In the Ukraine they built huts framed with mammoth bones and made them windproof with the skins. They lived mainly during cold dry climate episodes. They burnt bones for fuel out there on the treeless steppe. Hearths are almost universal for Mousterian (Neanderthal) culture but only go back say 350,000 years.
For Homo ergaster , H erectus and H heidlebergensis, as far as I know there is very little actual evidence except at the Wonderwerk Cave in S.A. (the name has just surfaced) mentioned above. Otherwise it is just absence of evidence at present, not evidence of absence for fire use in the earlier human species.
@BethSarim, absolutley right! It only needs investigation on the skeleton of one proto-human to destroy faith in the Bible. The fact is there are thousands of finds with diverse species giving a picture of the human pedigree going back to the remote past.
The JW org dare not look at the evidence: if Adam was a myth; Jesus' ransom is invalid... and bang goes Christianity!
Just a note on our relationship with Neanderthals.
Most of us posting here will have between 4% and 9% Neanderthal genes and the last known full blown member of that sub-species died out in Europe about thirty nine thousand years ago.