It’s inconceivable to me that some researchers still want to portray Neanderthals as so stupid and undistinguished that they lived in ICE AGE Europe for at least 250,000 years without the ability to start fires. I’ve lived through several German winters – they’re brutal – even without it being an Ice Age. If Neanderthals depended on lightning-strike fires which they kept alive, what happened when they overslept and the fire went out? Or it rained? You just can’t live in such a god-awful climate for 250,000 years without knowing how to make fire.
In my novel, Moctu and the Mammoth People (CURRENTLY GETTING 4.8 STARS OUT OF 5 from the unbiased Amazon Vine reviewers!), the ability to make fire plays a key role in the plot. Check it out! And let me know if you agree or disagree that Neanderthals could make fire.