Category: Paul Goldberg

Archaeologists Find Earliest Evidence of Humans Cooking With Fire

April 12th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Paul Goldberg 0 comments

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Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

At the base of a brush-covered hill in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, a massive stone outcropping marks the entrance to one of humanity’s oldest known dwelling places…

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“Holy cow! There’s ashes in there!”

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Scientists find clue to human evolution’s burning question

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, Paul Goldberg, RESEARCH @ BU, The Guardian 0 comments

The Guardian
Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences
Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

Cooking is a universal in human culture. The mixing and heating of raw ingredients to make dinner is a fundamental part of our lives, one of the most noticeable things that separates us from even our closest animal cousins…

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Ash traces hint at cave cuisine 1 million years ago

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, New Scientist, Newsmakers, Paul Goldberg, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

New Scientist
Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences
Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

You could call it the original baptism of fire: the moment hominins first began controlling flames…

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Evidence of Early Use of Fire Found in South Africa Cave

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, Paul Goldberg, PRI Public Radio International, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

PRI’s The World
Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences
Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

Not long ago, our ancestors lived in caves. But there is one cave in particular that we want your help locating for the Geo Quiz…

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BU team cites clues humans used fire 1 million years ago

April 2nd, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Francesco Berna, Newsmakers, Paul Goldberg, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

Boston Globe
Francesco Berna, College of Arts & Sciences
Paul Goldberg, College of Arts & Sciences

Scientists have long debated when our ancestors first mastered fire — a transformative event that shaped what early people ate and how they lived, and may even have fueled the evolution of the modern human brain…

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