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30 Oct 2017
Why did humans leave Africa in the first place? Their migration could have been sparked by competition, climate change or simply a great hallmark of human nature, curiosity. Over the past 2 million years humans have proven to be a remarkably successful species.
30 Oct 2017
During a routine check on 2 January 2016, Professor Chris Henshilwood and Dr Karen Van Niekerk discovered that a vandal or vandals had broken through the protective panels at the entrance to Blombos Cave and had then climbed into the cave through the opening.
30 Oct 2017
By: Janette Deacon, 04 January 2016

SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
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30 Oct 2017
September is Heritage Month, but the government’s decision to allow mining to go ahead bodes ill for cultural and natural heritage in the Mapungubwe Area.
30 Oct 2017
High precision microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) of the Taung skull disproves it shows human-like infant development
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
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
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
The world-renowned scientist, Professor Tobias passed away today, Thursday, 7 June 2012 in Johannesburg after a long illness.
30 Oct 2017
Researchers have identified what they say are the oldest-known musical instruments in the world.