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26 Sep 2017
Dear Members,
Herewith the September newsletter of 2017 from the Northern Branch of the SA Archaeological Society..
20 Sep 2017
Digital technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. So it was only a matter of time before the ways people interact with the past and ancient artefacts in museum settings became digital, too.
 
The problem is that technology can be extremely expensive.
11 May 2017
Homo naledi’s significant impact.
In an accompanying paper, led by Berger, entitled Homo naledi and Pleistocene hominin evolution in subequatorial Africa, the team discusses the importance of finding such a primitive species at such a time and place.
09 May 2017
Mpho Raborife, News24
Johannesburg - A year and a half after fossils belonging to the Homo naledi species were discovered, scientists and researchers can now reveal that it is highly likely that the species lived alongside Homo sapiens (early humans).
03 Apr 2017
Dear members and friends,
 
It is a pleasure to include a letter of introduction, the tour programme and a booking form for the South African Archaeological Society's 14-day adventure to the highlands plateau in north-western Ethiopia.
03 Apr 2017
Dear Members,
    Herewith the second newsletter of 2017 from the Western Cape Branch of the SA Archaeological Society..
    * An outing to Durbanville on Saturday morning 8 April is advertised for booking.
    * A proposed excursion to the Karoo and N.
09 Mar 2017
Neanderthals dosed themselves with painkillers and possibly penicillin, according to a study of their teeth. One sick Neanderthal chewed the bark of the poplar tree, which contains a chemical related to aspirin. He may
11 Jan 2017
Prehistoric ancestors creating human hand stencils in caves 40,000 years ago can now be identified as male or female with more than 90% accuracy.
11 Jan 2017
Human bones from a newborn, a child and four adults or teenagers who lived around 40,000 years ago show clear signs of cutting and of fractures to extract the marrow within, archaeologists say.
11 Jan 2017
A new technique, developed at ANSTO's Centre for Accelerator Science, has made it possible to produce some of the first reliable radiocarbon dates for Australian rock art.