suggests that using fire to cook food started 600,000 years before
thought. Archeologists from the Tel Aviv University's Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Israel assert that our early
cooked fish with fire 770,000 years ago. The archaeologists claim that these prehistoric
, who lived alongside the banks of the Jordan River in what is present-day
Israel, used fire to cook the "
fish" they caught in a nearby
. They say their finding is the
recorded evidence of food being cooked. Until this new
, scientists believed the first "
evidence" of cooking was by Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens, around 170,000 years ago.