From gesture to flame

par Philippe  -  27 Mai 2024, 08:48

From gesture to flame

Exhibition until September 22nd 2024 a the archaeological museum of Nice - Cimiez, 160 Arenas of Cimiez avenue, 06000 Nice, daily open (10am - 6pm), except Tuesdays, phone : 04.93.81.59.57

 

The domestication of fire helps rising up from living like animals do to civilization. Since 450.000 BC the first fires happen like the tracks found in Terra Amata near the city of Nice proves it. They were involved by natural causes like blazes or volcano eruptions. Human being of these times bring burning ashes with them and put it in the middle of dry grasses for maintening the fire. After more sophisticated technics with stones using or a stick names the foret create sparks and fire with the introduction of grasses or woods. During the 19th century the lighter invention allowed to make fire everywhere someone goes without any problems. Fire making is something good for cooking and also for the health. Fire protects well against predators and is used for building weapons. Fire plays a huge part in tools doing and is involved in the development of the economy. At the end the fire promotes human relationships constructing a place where each people can meet another for talking and exchanging planting the roots of a social organization.

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