Category: Origins of Humankind

Suburban-Johannesburg-taxi Useful snippets from our guests for fellow travellers Posted on Jozi, the city we love to hate has woken up and embraced spring and the warmer weather with a frenetic… Read more Human timeline Human Ancestors: Part II. Posted on Our human cousins Some time ago I wrote a blog which looked at how humans (the genus Homo) first evolved… Read more mrsples Pop songs, dynamite and lost property – human stories from paleontology Posted on How did Lucy get her name? Do you know where Lucy the 3.2 million year old Australopithecus Aferensis got her name… Read more Swartkrans 001 An idiots’ guide to the origins of humankind: part 1 Posted on Human ancestory: fraught with complexity Africa and South Africa in particular, have been the site and source of many ground-breaking… Read more Beads and bags Four days (five nights) in Joburg and still lots to see Posted on From Joburg CBD, to the birth of humankind to Sandton glass status symbols – they saw it all Parakeets, green… Read more Lee-Berger_2023 Wits Scientists reveal new species of hominids Posted on Professor Lee Berger has described and named a new species of hominid Australopithecus sediba Read more
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