Early humans led a very hard life. They had to suffer from extreme weather conditions. They had to live in darkness and were afraid of wild animals.
Once, due to great storm, a tree was struck by lightning and the flash set it on fire. It fell near a cave. After the storm was over, the people hiding in the cave came out to look at the burning tree. One of them took a burning branch and brought it into the cave. They discovered that it made the cave warm and lighten it. They wanted the fire to keep on burning, so they fed it with sticks and dry leaves. From this time onwards, fire became a great blessing to man.
Over time, man learnt to make fire by rubbing stones. He used fire to cook food, to keep warm and to keep wild animals away.
Roasted flesh was soft and tastier than raw flesh. After sunset, they could see things clearly with the help of firelight. Fire changed the lives of early men. They no longer lived like animals.
|1. What is the invention of fire?|
|2. How was fire invented?|
|3. What were the benefits of the invention of fire?|
|4. How did the invention of fire impact human evolution?|
|5. Did the invention of fire have any negative consequences?|