Human Ancestors: Part II.

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Our human cousins Some time ago I wrote a blog which looked at how humans (the genus Homo) first evolved in Africa nearly 3 MYA [Million Years Ago] . They evolved from an earlier genus of apes called Australopithecus,  meaning ‘Southern Ape’. But it seems we should not think of this development as linear, as one […]

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An idiots’ guide to the origins of humankind: part 1

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Human ancestory: fraught with complexity Africa and South Africa in particular, have been the site and source of many ground-breaking finds of our human ancestory.  The world of paleontology is fiercely competitive with specialists arguing about classifications – where are humankind’s roots? Hominin or hominid? the transition from ape to man; dating; new species, etc. […]

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Craighall Park – the best of all worlds

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Craighall Park has it all  I’ve blogged often about Craighall Park and its surrounds and what a great area it is to live.  Craighall Park is a wonderful mix of rural country, suburban tranquility and urban convenience. How many Joburg suburbs have a nursery, horseriding, vegetable gardens and a spruit (or stream) running right through the […]

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A dozen spectacular viewing points in Jozi

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Secret Johannesburg  Some time back I purchased the gem of a book called Secret Johannesburg by Lisa Johnston and Claire Bell. These two photo-authors have gone on a treasure hunt through Joburg and its surrounds, and have found 93 little known objects, sights or sites.  It’s really beautifully researched with fascinating histories and contexts and […]

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Newsletter December 2018

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Liz at Lancaster or Liz@Lancaster?  To all our wonderful guests, friends and family and those who are connected with Liz at Lancaster in some way  24 years ago I started Liz at Lancaster (with one room), and before communication via email was commonplace, I did not realize what confusion the ‘at’ in the establishment name […]

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