How cooking food and gathering for feasts made us human


If you're preparing a Thanksgiving feast this week you might be glad to know that the act of cooking makes you part of a long line in human history A recent study finds a discovery in Israel of what appears to be some roasted fish specifically carp helps date the discovery of fire for food to at least 780,000 years back And some scientists estimate our early human cousins may have been using fire to cook their food almost 2 million years ago Anthropologists say discovering the cooking of food was a big change helping to fuel our evolution and giving humans bigger brains Down the line cooking became the centerpiece of feasting rituals that brought communities together The new studies published in the journal nature ecology and evolution I'm Jackie Quinn

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