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Memorial service for Philip Tobias 20/06

RIP Philip Tobias The world renowned palaeo-anthropologist Philip Tobias has left an extraordinary legacy.  A memorial celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday  20th June at 5pm in the Wits Great Hall. by

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More tours of fossil sites in the Cradle of Humakind

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

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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