2016: The Year of the Fossil

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MUST- SEE JOZI SITE – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND Guests who stayed at Liz at Lancaster recently visited Origins Museum and Sterkfontein out in the Cradle and came back full of excitement about our rich hominid history. I told them how I am constantly amazed at the opportunities we have in South Africa to explore our […]

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

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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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More tours of fossil sites in the Cradle of Humakind

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Another fossil tour I blogged on the tours to Swartkrans in the Cradle of humankind  http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/cradle-of-humankind-fascinating-tour-of-our-originsn but now there are opportunties to visit Cooper’s Cave, a relatively new excavation site in the Cradle of Humankind, with Wits University palaeoanthropologist Christine Steininger. For R350 per person, including lunch, you get to explore the cave, interact with Christine while she explains fossils […]

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Wits Scientists reveal new species of hominids

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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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Tobias at 84 – still sharp, witty and engaging

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 Philip Tobias : Giant in the field of paleo-anthropology Chris Thurman enagaged in conversation with Prof Philip Tobias world-renowned paleo-anthroplogist at the Boekehuis this Saturday.  In addition to his ground breaking work with hominids, Tobias has also been very influential as an anatomist, a geneticist, is an expert on medic-legal ethics and  … is a keen lover of cricket!  With a […]

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

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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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