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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
11 Dec 2017
Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago.
30 Oct 2017
A colorful pebble bearing a sequence of linear incisions may be the world’s oldest engraving and possibly its oldest art.
30 Oct 2017
Researchers have identified what they say are the oldest-known musical instruments in the world.
30 Oct 2017
The world-renowned scientist, Professor Tobias passed away today, Thursday, 7 June 2012 in Johannesburg after a long illness.
30 Oct 2017
2 million year old teeth reveal a diet of bark, leaves, sedges, grasses, fruits…[image above is a palm phytolith from dental calculus].
30 Oct 2017
South African scientists share our country’s latest fossil discovery with the world using live virtual technology.
30 Oct 2017
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.
30 Oct 2017
Three tiny ear bones, the rarest fossils, from two hominids at Swartkrans in the Cradle of Humankind, provide clues about evolution.
30 Oct 2017
High precision microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) of the Taung skull disproves it shows human-like infant development