Latest articles on Phillip Tobias

Out of the heart of darkness

Palaeontology has a long history of pushing the ‘pure race’ theory but finally reached the conclusion that ‘we are all one human race’

Little Foot: Two assistants credited for finding ‘needle in haystack’

Little Foot grabbed the world’s attention and the palaeontologist credited with the discovery was sure to recognise Stephen Motsumi and Nkwane Molefe

Tobias: Framed by famous fossils

It's not unusual to hear an octogenarian described as a fossil but you dared not say that about Phillip Tobias, writes Anthony Paton.

An ability to breathe life into the minutiae

What was it that made Phillip Tobias so charismatic? He undoubtedly had personal magnetism, which is impossible to analyse, writes Jane Dugard.

Evolution of the man who rocked the cradle of humankind

Goran Strkalj and Jane Dugardpay tribute to Phillip Tobias - one of the world's greatest palaeoanthropologists - who died last week at the age of 86.

South Africa’s eminent prof of fossils dies

After battling a long illness, Professor Emeritus Phillip Tobias passed away on Thursday morning.

Sharing a bone or two will tempt the tourists

The Palaeontological Scientific Trust launched 'Scatterlings of Africa', which aims to use fossils to promote common aancestry and heritage tourism.

Of Shakespeare and detachment

At work a few weeks ago I began to see sudden flashes of light, which was strange for a cloudless day in Port Elizabeth...

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