Cooking Is a Very Old Practice
As we all know, eating was not only a survival mechanism for our ancestors but was also an important part of the way in which they gathered food and prepared it in order to eat it. There is archaeological evidence that people from around the world started gathering food cooked over open fires using all types of methods around twelve thousand years ago. A lot of evidence is available which shows that as early humans began to gather food cooked over open fires they used all types of innovative cooking methods including feasting, roasting, and smearing.
All forms of cooking food such as boiling, baking, grilling and frying were done using stones and other solid materials and no technology similar to the electric kitchen ovens or even the modern stoves and burners have ever been created. Early humans had to make use of all kinds of natural resources in order to cook food and they also used all kinds of natural cooking devices. Some of these tools include stone axes and animal bones, to name just a few. The popularity of cooking food in the form of very early ovens can be dated back to around twenty-five hundred BC and the discovery of radiocarbon dating, which has proven that hominids in the age of dinosaurs were using fire. At this time there was no electricity, so fire was a must for heating. Using fire was a great way to prepare all types of foods and a method that did not require any complicated equipment.
Cooking was an important part of early human history and there is archaeological evidence that early humans would build structures using many different kinds of adornments such as feathers for roofing and adornment items such as shell beads. Stone tools such as the throwing stars and the throwing spear were another tool that was necessary for cooking. The domestication of large game, especially cattle and sheep allowed early humans to domesticate many different types of edible plants. It was the beginning of the Neolithic age and the beginning of what could become the agricultural revolution of the early Middle East twenty-five thousand years later.