The first homicide in human history is recorded in the Bible.
In the fourth chapter of the book of Genesis, it is written that Cain rose against his brother Abel and killed him. Later in the tenth verse, God says,
“ The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. ”
There, right there, (to quote Howard Cosell) is quite possibly the first restoration and remediation project. It certainly predates the first water loss project which is, of course, the flood of Noah’s time, which predates the first fire loss which was Sodom and Gomorrah. We have been cleaning up after trauma, water losses, and fires ever since. Of course back then, there were no guidelines or standards to provide a roadmap to the restorer to help ensure total microbial decontamination, but as with everything, times have changed