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Stay and play in Joburg on upcoming week-ends

Domestic Tourism for Joburg events   Do Jozi-ites realize just how many domestic tourists come to the city to see big events? Last week Liz at Lancaster had no fewer than 4 families who drove from different parts of the country to bring their children and grandchildren to see Disney on Ice.  We had very […]

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Become a bone detective ….

Half day walking tour of fossils in the Cradle of humankind The Maropeng Visitor Centre recently launched a new walking tour to give amateur paleoanthropologists insight into the exciting fossil record to be found in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The new half-day tour called Bone Detectives is an introduction to human evolution […]

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Sediba Australopithecus goes on display again at Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind

More on Australopithecus sediba See http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/wits-scientists-reveal-new-species-of-hominids What? The fossils of Australopithecus sediba The adult female specimen, MH-2, will feature in a new display called More secrets of sediba revealed, along with other fossils from the Malapa site in the Cradle of Humankind Where? They will be exhibited once again at Maropeng When? from September 9 to September 26. […]

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Wits Scientists reveal new species of hominids

SEDIBA: NEW HOMINID SPECIES A team led by Professor Lee Berger, a renowned palaeoanthropologist from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (aka Wits University) has described and named a new species of hominid, Australopithecus sediba, almost two million years old, which was discovered in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, 40 kilometres out of […]

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Tours for the public to explore a newly discovered fossil site in the Cradle

TOURS OF CRADLE OF HUMANKIND From Maropeng’s February 2010 newlsetter On April 10, Maropeng and iHominin will give budding palaeontologists a rare opportunity to explore a 1.5-million-year-old fossil site. Cooper’s Cave, 1.2km from the famous Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg, is a relatively newly discovered fossil site, where several species of animals and a number of […]

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