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Maropeng – 14 billion years of history, one important question

I recently visited Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site as part of the Fair Trade Tourism 10-year Anniversary Celebrations. I had only a vague idea about what the centre was about, and have always perceived it to be a destination for kiddies. 408 more words

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In (and around) Johannesburg: The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a world heritage site 50km outside Johannesburg. About an hour from Sandton, Johannesburg.  The area is renowned as the epicentre of discovery of the human origins. 321 more words

Adventure

TELLING TIME: HOW DID OUR ANCESTORS DO IT?

Source: Maropeng.co.za

Telling the time accurately has been a challenge for humankind through the ages. It’s hard to imagine now when one considers how easy it is to access the time in today’s world. 663 more words

EARTH IS INTO ITS SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION, SAY SCIENTISTS

Article taken from the Maropeng Newlsetter.

http://www.maropeng.co.za/news/entry/earth-is-into-its-sixth-mass-extinction-say-scientis

Giant ground sloths Megalocnus rodens and Megalonyx wheatleyi at the American Museum of Natural History. Foreground: Megalocnus rodens (left) from the Pleistocene of Cuba and Megalonyx wheatleyi (right) from the Pleistocene of the central and eastern US. 597 more words

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MODERN DEVELOPMENT THREATENS NORTHERN CAPE PREHISTORIC SITE

Article taken from the Maropeng Newsletter.

http://www.maropeng.co.za/news/entry/modern-development-threatens-northern-cape-prehistoric-site

Modern-day growth is threatening to isolate thousands of ancient relics at one of South Africa’s richest early prehistoric sites in the Northern Cape. 157 more words

THE EVOLUTION OF THE 'BRRR FACTOR': HOMININ DEVELOPMENT IN COLD WEATHER

Article taken from the Maropeng Newsletter.

(http://www.maropeng.co.za/news/entry/the-evolution-of-the-brrr-factor-hominin-development-in-cold-weather)

As Homo sapiens we represent the only hominin species able to survive until now. All other hominin species, including Homo erectus, the upright walking man, Homo habilis, the tool-using man and Homo neanderthalensis, the first artists of cave-painting fame, though possessing some combination of features that characterise humans today, are all extinct. 681 more words

Maropeng

So yesterday I took the time to visit Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site with my little sister and must say it was a great experience for both of us. 125 more words

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