A cross-cultural survey of on-site fire use by recent hunter-gatherers: Implications for research on Palaeolithic pyrotechnology

Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology Vol/Iss. 3(1) Springer Published In Pages: 566-584
By McCauley, Brea, Collard, Mark, Sandgathe, Dennis


The creation of fire may be limited to certain individuals within hunter-gatherer societies.


In 2 out of 93 societies, only some people knew how to create fire, and in 5 out of 93 societies, fire creation was exclusively the domain of men.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive StatisticsSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
GenderIndependentDivision Of Labor By Gender, Gender Roles And Issues
Fire CreationDependentFire
Individual AbilityIndependentStatus, Role, And Prestige