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The Importance of Fire and Cooking
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
tools, eagle, fire, powerful, social, warmth, sapiens, cook, calories, neanderthalensis, brains, size, wheat, weapons, 100, digesting, encircle, ecosystem, hours, germs
humans for most of their existence had large             , the ability to produce and use            and had complex              structures
however, they were weak and marginal in the                   
yet in the last       ,000 years, humans ascended to the top of the food chain and became the most powerful and influential animals
how did humans make the jump to the top of the food chain?
one skill that helped them do this was the domestication of         
we know that by 300,000 years ago, some species of humans including the Homo                                  were using fire on a daily basis
source of light
source of             
source of                against dangerous animals
method of hunting
use fire to                  and trap animals
most important aspect of fire was that it enabled humans to         
"the ability to cook with fire opened up entire new sections in the supermarket of nature"
many foods that humans cannot digests raw could now be eaten:           , rye, rice, and potatoes
pigs and cows can digest these foods raw, but not humans
cooking and baking with fire took over part of the                    that humans were not able to, so that they could benefit from the                  and vitamins from these foods
cooking kills            and parasites
reduced the time that humans had to invest to consume food and the energy which needed to be expended to digest food.
link between body of animal and power
in general, the power of the animal is in relation to their body
in some ways animals use forces outside their bodies, e.g.            use columns of hot air
but they cannot control it
humans, on the other hand, can choose when and where to light a fire
when humans domesticated fire, it broke the link between the          of the animal and the power of the animal
a single woman who carries a torch can burn down an entire forest and kill hundreds of animals in a matter of           
even after humans domesticated fire (Homo neanderthalensis) they were still not the most                  animal in the world, they would have to wait until the appearance and spread of homo               
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