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18 May 2020
The world-renowned scientist, Professor Tobias passed away today, Thursday, 7 June 2012 in Johannesburg after a long illness.
18 May 2020
2 million year old teeth reveal a diet of bark, leaves, sedges, grasses, fruits…[image above is a palm phytolith from dental calculus].
18 May 2020
South African scientists share our country’s latest fossil discovery with the world using live virtual technology.
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
High precision microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) of the Taung skull disproves it shows human-like infant development