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Primitive man was probably more concerned with fire as a source of warmth and as a means of cooking food than as a source of light. Before he discovered less laborious ways of making fire, he had to preserve it and whenever he set on a journey, he carried a firebrand from which the touch may well have developed, could be used for illumination was probably incidental to the primary purpose of preserving a flame. Lamps, too, probably developed by incident. Early man may have had first conception of a lamp while watching a twig or fibre burning in the molten fat dropped from roasting. All he had to do was to fashion a vessel to contain fat and float a lighted reed in it. Such lamps made of hollowed seashells, have persisted in identical form up to quite recent times.

Primitive man carried a firebrand during his journey mainly for

Options

A) illumination

B) cooking

C) flame preservation

D) warmth


The correct answer is C.


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