Re: Hair and AAS

H. M. Hubey (
17 Oct 1995 08:34:23 -0400

VINCENT@REG.TRIUMF.CA (pete) writes:

>selective pressure I don't know, but if my overcoat caught
>fire, I'd be mighty appreciative of the fact that it wasn't
>attached to my skin. So, say, by h. erectus, it's disappearing?

Speaking about fire, what are the thoughts on whether the
hominids knew how to build fires from scratch rubbing sticks
or using flint or whether they kept a fire going all the time
after having gotten it, say from a forest fire?

It seems that they must have known how to start fires at
will in order to colonize the colder climates roughly
a million years ago. Some apparently think that they were
making fires a couple of million years ago.

What about the Neandertals; did they make fires or keep them
going ?


Regards, Mark