Re: Savannah and Grassland

H. M. Hubey (
13 Oct 1995 17:18:58 -0400 (Harry Erwin) writes:

>correct are far-ranging. For example, the ancestor of whatever hominid
>species first ventured out on the open savannah had to have fire and was
>using it habitually to keep his environment cleared.

>Other comments?

Does he contend that this was a sort of an early hunting
tecnique perhaps? They set fire simultaneously to a section
of a forest at different places and live off the baked animals :-).

What other advantage would it have? It could have provided
land for grass eaters to roam and make their hunting easier
and also expose them to the other predators. Could they
have erected primitive walls or barriers to fend off predators
this early?


Regards, Mark