Maropeng Highlights 2011
From left to right: Sterkfontein Caves operations supervisor Reuben Tsime, Professor Philip Tobias and Maropeng tour guide Mathabela Tsikoane
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Future Ed, the education show, took place in May 2011 and Maropeng was one of the exhibitors. Maropeng showcased their educational resource pack, a teaching tool aimed at incorporating the theory of evolution in all subjects from Grade R through to matric.
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In April 2011, Archaeology students from the University of the Witwatersrand got to taste a real excavation site when they uncovered stone tools that date back at least 1-million years. The site, located at the entrance of the Tumulus building, was ideal for the students as it didn’t involve deep cave systems, and it gave them invaluable experience.
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On February 2, 2011, the Cradle of Humankind celebrated World Wetlands Day. The visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind maintains its own artificial wetland system - an SSF CWS or Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland System – which is designed to naturally assist in the filtering and cleansing of the site’s grey and black water.
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