The first use of fire in India was discovered 30,000 years ago. Researchers have found evidence of this. Researchers found evidence of the use of fire on the banks of the Belen River, about 80 km from Prayagraj. Anthropologists have found crucial evidence, reports say.
The earliest known use of fire in India was 20,000 years ago. Evidence of this was found on the banks of the Belan River. The fire was believed to have been caused by a firearm found in the area. This was stated by Prashant Sangyal, co-author of the study, which was published in the Elsevier Journal of Paleography, Paleoclimatology and Paleo Ecology.
The researchers examined macro charcoals from the valley. Charcoals were obtained from Dioghat, Mahagara, Chillahiya and Chopuni Manto. They are up to 50,000 years old. There are two types of charcoals. Man-made as a result of wildfires. The researchers said that the structure of charcoal from wildfires was different from that of man-made fires.