William Golding's obscure book I read in the 90's when I got it from a private collection.
Notice how as recently as the 90's, Homo Saps is still arguing over whether or not the crude apelike Neanderthals had mastered "fire" (now with edjumafacashun power!) or had any sense of chronology.
Well, if by "fire" you mean 8 different types of compression ovens dug side-by-side in which Neanderthals boiled up a superhard foaming silly putty substance that they covered all their weapons with so they would have ergonomic grips, yes, I guess you could say Neanderthal did know how to make "fire." These ovens show some evidence of there having been an assembly line, a division of labor and perhaps individuals each with a job to do on line.
This foaming silly putty that dries like granite was recently patented by a West German industrial firm after they spent ten years trying to synthesize it in the lab. The reason it took so long is that it had so many stages and trace elements needed to produce it that the Sapiens had a hard time grasping the complexity involved before they could duplicate it with 20th century technology. Meanwhile the Neanderthal was whipping this stuff up in expedient pits at the mouths of his caves.
For 150 years Homo Sapiens scientists were scraping the faint 200,000 year old residue stuff of this off of weapons thinking they just had not cleaned it properly after excavation. It is only now that Sapiens has begun to realize that these weapons were not just of superior infrastructure and design to those of his own but that once covered with this foaming putty and shaped they would have seemed like something out of a science fiction movie used by alien predators. There was a four sided throwing disc that was a variation on their "death frisbees" that had been entirely covered with grips except for the razor edged four points. The Neanderthals would have had to hurl these weapons spinning at nearly 20m per second and they would have vaporized anything in front of them like a flying cuisinart.
Yes, those primitive Neanderthals with their bad caveman makeup and rubber appliances knew how to make fire, Virginia. So much so that you can't help but wonder if it was Homo Sapiens that learned to make it from him, not the other way around.
Mostly my brother Jacob tells nothing but lies, every once in a while he lets slip a little truth. It's an oversight and he usually corrects himself immediately afterwards.