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There is a good chance that the notion of a Bill of Rights was conceived right here at Swartkrans in the Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site. Swartkrans is the site where scientists found evidence to support the view that fire… Read more

If trees keep being cut down at the current rate, the world’s rainforests will vanish within 100 years. This will affect our global climate and destroy the majority of plant and animal species on the planet, says Harry the Hominid,… Read more

The easiest and most convenient way to access the amazing specials, events and products on offer at Maropeng is to visit our online shop.

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Sterkfontein Caves will be closed indefinitely to allow routine stability tests to be undertaken.

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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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