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Nobel Peace Laureate and former president FW de Klerk was at Maropeng on 29 July 2014 to imprint his footprint, in celebration of the common ancestry of all people alive today.

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The biggest gathering of professional and amateur palaeontologists in Southern Africa will take place this coming weekend (11-14 July 2014) at Wits University, when the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) converges for its 18th Biennial Conference.

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The Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) at Wits University is proud to be the host of the 2014 biennial meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa, taking place from 11 to 14 July 2014.

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Prehistoric humans, fossils and a glimpse of Earth thousands of years ago kept the learners of Monaghan Montessori School enthralled as they recently toured Maropeng’s Visitor Centre.

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New fossil display - Wits' 90th anniversary

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“Palaeontologists study animal and plant fossils; palaeoanthropologists study prehistoric culture and the anatomy of hominids and the environment in which they lived; archaeologists study material cultural remains (such as artifacts) of ancient peoples; palaeoecologists study ancient climates by analysing plant and fossil remains.”

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