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26 Sep 2018
In our recent paper in Nature we describe the earliest known instance of an abstract drawing. Here we give a bit of background to what the study entailed. Written by Karen L. van Niekerk and Francesco d'Errico... click the link below to read the full article:
13 Sep 2018
A new discovery adds to our existing understanding of Homo sapiens in Africa. Read the full article here:
03 Sep 2018
Dear Members,
Herewith the September newsletter of 2018 from the Northern Branch of the SA Archaeological Society.. please click the link below to open it.
15 Aug 2018
A new paper challenges the traditional idea that our species evolved from a single population in one region of Africa.
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12 Jul 2018
Hominins reached Asia at least 2.1 million years ago, researchers assert in an 11 July Nature paper. Stone tools they found in central China represent the earliest known evidence of humans or their ancient relatives living outside Africa. Read the full article here:
21 May 2018
The recently-discovered species Homo naledi may have had a pint-sized brain, but that brain packed a big punch.
21 May 2018
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have used DNA evidence to prove that Neanderthals occupied the cave site of Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium. 
17 May 2018
Dear Members,
Herewith the May newsletter of 2018 from the Northern Branch of the SA Archaeological Society.. please click the link below to open it.


04 Apr 2018
Dear Members, Herewith the March newsletter of 2018 from the Trans-!Garib branch of the SA Archaeological Society.
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11 Dec 2017
After 20 years of painstaking excavation and preparation, Professor Ron Clarke introduces the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found to the world. South Africa’s status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with today’s