Which of the following was the greatest invention of man in Palaeolithic age?

Options :
  1. Fire
  2. Potter's wheel
  3. Metal implements
  4. Spinning of cloth
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 1


The discovery of fire, or, more precisely, the controlled use of fire was, of necessity, was one of the earliest of human discoveries. Fire's purposes are multiple, some of which are to add light and heat, to cook plants and animals, to clear forests for planting, to heat-treat stone for making stone tools, to burn clay for ceramic objects. The controlled use of fire was an invention of the Early Stone Age (or Lower Paleolithic). The earliest evidence for controlled use of fire is at the Lower Paleolithic site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov in Israel, where charred wood and seeds were recovered from a site dated 790,000 years ago.

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By: atharva pandit On: Dec/02/2014

There is a difference between discovery and invention. Therefore neither fire nor electricity can be the best invention.

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