Maîtrise du feu au paléolithique

Etudes discutant du rôle plus ou moins important et plus ou moins ancien de la maîtrise du feu et de la cuisson au paléolithique

Hominin fire use in the Okote member at Koobi Fora, Kenya: New evidence for the old debate
Hlubik et al.
Journal of human evolution, 2019

We present new work on the evidence of fire at the FxJj20 Site complex in Koobi Fora, dated to 1.5 Ma. We highlight evidence of burning found on site through Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometry, and describe ongoing work to investigate the association of hominin behavior and fire evidence.

Towards an understanding of the costs of fire
Amanda G. Henry et al. 2018

Were Western European Neandertals Able to Make Fire?
Harold L. Dibble, 2018

Finding Prometheus
Sarah Hlubik, 2018

Fire for a Reason: Barbecue at Middle Pleistocene Qesem Cave, Israel, , , and

Fire and the Genus Homo: Wenner-Gren Symposium Supplement 16
Leslie Aiello, 2017

Ethnoarchaeology of Paleolithic Fire: Methodological Considerations

Spatial Analysis of Fire: Archaeological Approach to Recognizing Early Fire

Fire and the Genus Homo: An Introduction to Supplement 16


Identifying and Describing Pattern and Process in the Evolution of Hominin Use of Fire

Researching the Nature of Fire at 1.5 Mya on the Site of FxJj20 AB, Koobi Fora, Kenya, Using High-Resolution Spatial Analysis and FTIR Spectrometry
Sarah Hlubik, 2017

Control of Fire in the Paleolithic: Evaluating the Cooking Hypothesis

Genetic Evidence of Human Adaptation to a Cooked Diet

The discovery of fire by humans: a long and convoluted process
J. A. J. Gowlett,

Human Brain Expansion during Evolution Is Independent of Fire Control and Cooking
Alianda M. Cornelio et al.
Frontiers in neurosciences, 2016.



Divergent Ah Receptor Ligand Selectivity during Hominin Evolution
Hubbard et al.
Molecular biology and evolution, 2016

Our findings reveal that a functionally significant change in the AHR occurred uniquely in humans, relative to other primates, that would attenuate the response to many environmental pollutants, including chemicals present in smoke from fire use during cooking.


The importance of carbohydrates in human evolution

Here, we argue that plant carbohydrates and meat were both necessary and complementary dietary components in hominin evolution.[…]

Although the timing of widespread cooking is not known, Wrangham and Conklin-
Brittain (2003) argue that it was long enough ago to allow for biological adaptations to take place, including changes in digestive anatomy around 1.8 million years ago, reduction in tooth size, and reduced capacity for digestion of raw, fibrous foods. They further propose that cooked foods were soft enough to be palatable by infants, potentially leading to earlier weaning and shorter interbirth intervals (also see Carmody et al. 2011)

The energetic significance of cooking