Evidence for the cooking of fish 780,000 years ago at Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, Israel (carp)

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Evidence for the cooking of fish 780,000 years ago at Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, Israel (carp)

May 10, 2023 - 11:48

Imagine over 780,000 years ago our ancestors, the genus homo, was cooking the ancestors of our koi over fires in Israel.  In this fascinating research these scientists have found the first evidence "that the fish from the archaeological horizons of Area B had been cooked and consumed on site. This is the earliest evidence of cooking by hominins." I hope you take the time to read this wonder research and marvel at the amzing work that gives us a look into the past.
 
Although cooking is regarded as a key element in the evolutionary success of the genus Homo, impacting various biological and social aspects, when intentional cooking first began remains unknown. The early Middle Pleistocene site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, Israel (marine isotope stages 18–20; ~0.78 million years ago), has preserved evidence of hearth-related hominin activities and large numbers of freshwater fish remains (>40,000).
 
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-022-01910-z.epdf?sharing_token=cF...
 


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