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Wonderwerk (Miracle) Cave the world’s oldest kitchen?

Posted on 14 March 2024

A cave in South Africa has produced evidence of the first controlled fire. Traces of wood ash and stone tools were found near animal bones and scientists dated these to over one million years ago, when Rachel Welch was still stitching her fur bikini!

Could this be described as the world’s oldest kitchen? Certainly not a kitchen as we know it, but everything starts with one small step.

Humans are the only living animal on our planet to cook food. The eating of cooked food is considered a strong contributing factor in the expansion and growth of our brain, over millennia, which has made us, for good or for bad, who we now are.


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