People may have started using
to cook food 600,000 years before
thought. Archeologists in Israel say that our
ancestors used fire to cook fish 770,000 years ago. These prehistoric
lived on the
of the Jordan River. They used fire to cook "
fish" they caught in a nearby
. Until this new
, scientists believed that the first "
was by Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens, around 170,000 years ago.