The origins of fire: the fire in prehistory

Ages: 6-12 years. Workshop adaptable to each age bracket.

Workshop duration: 1 hour and a half approximately.

Location: interior / exterior

The domination of fire by human beings has been considered one of the great discoveries of our history. At the same time, it was a key for change in our physical and technological evolu-tion.

The fire gave us light, reinforced our hunting tools and gave us warmth and protection against the dangerous animals that harassed the first human communities.

However, the most significant change occurred in the food supply and the health improvements that this meant.

We will learn to make fire and see the improvements in the tools that allowed its ignition: stick and friction, minerals...