Kenya fossil discovery reveals hominin adaptability

  • May 23, 2016 | Christine Marot | Category: News

A new fossil discovery outside the Kenyan capital of Nairobi shows that early hominin species were more adaptable to new environments than had been previously believed.

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Maropeng hosts first fireside chat with Madeleine Fullard

  • May 13, 2016

Maropeng is pleased to announce the launch of its fireside talks, with the first talk featuring Madeleine Fullard, head of the Missing Persons Task Team (MPTT) in the National Prosecuting Authority. Her talk, titled “Searching for lost bones. Bringing the lost ones home,” will take place on Wednesday 15 June.

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Old dog reveals new tricks

  • May 04, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

A well-preserved puppy discovered in Siberia could reveal clues about dog domestication.

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Creativity - humankind’s most defining characteristic

  • April 26, 2016 | Quathar Jacobs | Category: News

Has the human species always been able to fabricate new and original ideas, or was our prehistoric ancestor incapable of creativity?

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Stephen Hawking leads the charge to the stars

  • April 25, 2016 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

A new plan to reach our next nearest star system has just been announced.

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What’s on at Maropeng?

  • April 20, 2016

What’s on at Maropeng? In short: a lot. Join us for lunches, dinners and evenings gazing at the stars over the next few weeks.

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Galileo and the planets

  • April 01, 2016 | Category: News

In 1609, Galileo Galilei, became the first modern-day scientist when he turned his telescope towards the heavens. What did Galileo “see” that changed the way we humans perceive our universe? How much has our knowledge of cosmology progressed since Galileo’s time?

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Our favourite Instagram photos from our visitors

  • March 31, 2016 | Zimkhitha Sulelo | Category: News

With so much history and natural beauty in the Maropeng region, visitors find it hard not to take pictures. We don’t blame them.

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Forthcoming runs in the Cradle of Humankind

  • March 15, 2016 | Zimkhitha Sulelo

With its natural beauty and glorious views, the Cradle of Humankind is a popular choice for sporting events, from mountain biking to trail runs and marathons.

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Celebrate Easter Sunday at Maropeng this year

  • March 09, 2016 | Category: News

This Easter Sunday, we’ve got everything you’ll need to make it an exceptional day out in the Cradle of Humankind this Easter Sunday.

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