A scientific team found no direct evidence of intentional burning in a Chinese cave widely regarded as exhibiting the oldest known example of the controlled use of fire.
Weiner, S., et al. 1998. Evidence for the use of fire at Zhoukoudian, China. Science 281(July 10):251.
Christopher B. Stringer
British Museum (Natural History)
Department of Palaeontology
London SW7 5BD
Weizmann Institute of Science
Department of Structural Biology
Institute of Science
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