Maropeng’s Hominin House evolves

  • January 29, 2015 | Category: News

Just as human beings evolve, so do their dwellings … which is exactly what’s happened at Hominin House, the dormitory-style budget accommodation at Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site.

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Instawalking through time at Maropeng

  • January 29, 2015

A group of the country’s top IGers got the full Maropeng experience last weekend. Here’s a look at the UNESCO World Heritage site through their eyes.

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Armchair space travel at Maropeng

  • January 22, 2015

In March 2015 the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration will despatch a team to the International Space Station to conduct a year-long study on the effects of space on the human body. We may not be able to whisk you off to the Milky Way for a long holiday, but Maropeng does have a red-blooded astronomer to regale you with tales of our amazing galaxy on our stargazing evenings.

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Oldest recorded stone tool found in Turkey

  • January 12, 2015 | Andrea Weiss | Category: News

Early humans may have crossed into Europe far earlier than previously thought, say researchers who have found the oldest recorded stone tool in Turkey.

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Then and now for the ‘Pillars of Creation’

  • January 08, 2015 | Andrea Weiss | Category: News

The Hubble Space Telescope’s 1995 image, called “Pillars of Creation”, achieved iconic status when it was released. Now, 20 years later, there’s a new version.

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Join us for these exciting events in February

  • January 07, 2015

It’s a new year and another opportunity to host some exciting events for our visitors.

Our February schedule showcases the best of what Maropeng has to offer – education, celebration and above all, fun. Come and join us!

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Need a break already? Book a night at the Maropeng Hotel

  • January 06, 2015

If you haven’t yet experienced the luxury and the beauty of the Maropeng Boutique Hotel, make sure 2015 is the year you do.

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Maropeng’s 2015 ticket sale: get 10% off tickets bought online

Buy your admission tickets to Maropeng and/or the Sterkfontein Caves online and we’ll give you 10% off the price for all 2015 tickets!

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Shell striations evidence of early tool use by Homo erectus

  • December 29, 2014 | Christine Marot | Category: News

Human bones, estimated to be close to half-a-million years old, were discovered on the banks of the Solo River in Java, Indonesia, during the 1890s by physician Eugene Dubois. At the time the remains were referred to as Java Man, later more correctly known as Homo erectus. But interest recently shifted to a variety of shells, also found by Dubois.

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Harry the Hominid’s green tips for the festive season

Think before you buy this festive season. We only have one earth and everything we do impacts on the state of our planet. There are many ways to enjoy a green festive season, and I’ve found 12 tips to help you have a planet-friendly holiday.

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