Cradle of Humankind

 
Putting meat on Homo’s menu
Putting meat on Homo’s menu
Although some diet books might suggest otherwise, nature has been very accommodating in its meal plan for Homo sapiens. Whereas other great apes,...
Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’
Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’
Charles Darwin speculated that the origins of modern human beings may be traced to Africa. It took more than a century of hard research, exploration and scientific endeavour for his hunch to be vindicated....
[Video]Homo Naledi: The cave is better than corruption
[Video]Homo Naledi: The cave is better than corruption
After just one look at South Africa’s state of affairs, Homo Naledi is ready to run back to her cave.
[Video]Details of Homo naledi unearthed
[Video]Details of Homo naledi unearthed
Professor Lee Berger introduces us to Homo naledi, a new species and ancient human ancestor, discovered in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind in 2013.
The next best thing to a time machine
The next best thing to a time machine
A "man" stands naked in the centre of the studio. In the dim light cast from a lamp on a nearby table, you can see the threads of muscles running...
[Video]Nirox Winter 2014: Art in the Cradle
[Video]Nirox Winter 2014: Art in the Cradle
This weekend the Nirox foundation launches the 2014 Winter sculpture fair. We take a walk through the park with a few of the artists.
Rising Star Expedition spelunks down Cradle of Humankind
Rising Star Expedition spelunks down Cradle of Humankind
It is dark down the chute, an 11m drop linking the tunnels above to the excavation chamber below. Droplets of water bead on your brow and...
New 2-million-year-old fossil fox found in Sterkfontein
New 2-million-year-old fossil fox found in Sterkfontein
"It's exciting to see a new fossil fox. The ancestry of foxes is perhaps the most poorly known among African carnivores and to see a...
Karabo is finally complete
Karabo is finally complete
But how our forebears got there and how they were found were all by chance.
Nine-year-old finds fossil of new hominid species
Nine-year-old finds fossil of new hominid species
The nine-year-old son of a Wits scientist found a fossil of a new hominid species that lived 1,95-million years ago, the scientist revealed on...
Welcome to Sterkfontein, welcome home
Welcome to Sterkfontein, welcome home
Rian Malan, the South African journalist and author, once made a spiky defence of Johannesburg in a British newspaper.

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