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20 May 2020
Scientists have reconstructed the paleoecology the Paleo-Agulhas Plain, a now-drowned landscape on the southern tip of Africa that was high and dry during glacial phas
18 May 2020
Human behaviour, as we know it, emerged earlier than previously thought, according to a team of Wits and international researchers.
18 May 2020
Genomic variation in seven Khoe-San groups reveals adaptation and complex African history.
18 May 2020
A 2 million year-old fox has been found at Malapa and is another new species from this extraordinarily rich fossil site in the Cradle of Humankind.
18 May 2020
New evidence from Wits on how the ancient hominin with a human smile, walked, chewed and moved 2 million years ago in the area which is now the Cradle of Humankind.
18 May 2020
Three tiny ear bones, the rarest fossils, from two hominids at Swartkrans in the Cradle of Humankind, provide clues about evolution.
18 May 2020
Follow an intrepid team of spelunking archaeologists in a high-tech expedition deep under the Cradle of Humankind.
18 May 2020
At about 3 million years, Little Foot is the oldest and most complete Australopithecine in the world.
18 May 2020
High precision microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) of the Taung skull disproves it shows human-like infant development
18 May 2020
The Malapa structure is perhaps one of the most remarkable structures ever to be placed over a palaeontological or archaeological site.