Date:
0 - 0 - 700,000 BC
 
Category:
Fossil Fuel
 
Location:
Europe  
 
Event:
A thick ash layer forms between this time and 40000 BCE in L Escale Cave in southeastern France. This layer has sometimes been viewed as earliest known evidence of fire used by hominids in Europe, although it cannot be established that it is not the result of naturally caused fires.

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