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Our starch cravings date back to cave dwellers
Our starch cravings date back to cave dwellers
Starches have been dietary staples for even longer than we thought. Archaeological evidence now confirms that humans have been cooking plant...
NLC funds breathe life into the West Coast Fossil Park
NLC funds breathe life into the West Coast Fossil Park
Visitors to the strikingly beautiful Western Cape can travel back in time at the West Coast Fossil Park in the Langebaanweg area, just an hour-and-a-half’s drive north of Cape Town; their experience of this ancient site has been improved by funding to the tune of R67-million from the...
Fossil teeth reveal new facts about a mass extinction 260 million years ago
Fossil teeth reveal new facts about a mass extinction 260 million years ago
Around 260 million years, the earth was dominated by mammal like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, a genus composed of several herbivorous and carnivorous species....
Scientists bag more than 1 000 fossils at Cradle 'treasure trove'
Scientists bag more than 1 000 fossils at Cradle 'treasure trove'
Less than a month since Professor Lee Berger and the Rising Star Expedition team began excavating a "spectacular" fossil find, they have...
Fossil find rocks the Cradle
Fossil find rocks the Cradle
Five hominid fossils found in Dmanisi, Georgia, could erase a number of African hominid species from the tree of human evolution and rule out...
World first as SA scientists unearth 250m-year-old fossilised embrace
World first as SA scientists unearth 250m-year-old fossilised embrace
The rain was pouring down as the skies opened up in the Karoo Basin 250-million years ago. An injured amphibian Broomistega, possibly hurt by the...
Study: Climate change wiped out Australia's giant beasts
Study: Climate change wiped out Australia's giant beasts
The study, released on Tuesday, suggested climate change played the key role in their demise.
'Ancestor' fossils show evolving early humans
'Ancestor' fossils show evolving early humans
The two fossils are some of the most preserved specimens ever studied, and were found in 2008 by Professor Lee Berger, of the Evolutionary...
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...
Fossil hunters unearth massive mega-wombat graveyard
Fossil hunters unearth massive mega-wombat graveyard
Australian scientists have unveiled the biggest-ever graveyard of an ancient rhino-sized mega-wombat called diprotodon, with the site potentially...
Jurassic fleas discovered in Mongolian lake
Jurassic fleas discovered in Mongolian lake
Fossil hunters have uncovered the remains of giant Jurassic fleas that sucked the blood of ancient beasts more than 100-million years ago.

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