Scoop up discounted tickets for Maropeng this holiday season

  • November 10, 2015 | Category: News

Are you planning your activities this holiday season? Look no further than Maropeng’s summer discount special.

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Beasts of the Cradle exhibit launches at Maropeng

  • November 05, 2015 | Cassidy Parker | Category: News

On Saturday 7 November 2015, Maropeng will be overrun with some of the most vicious creatures of bygone eras. A new temporary exhibit, Beasts of the Cradle, will be opening, revealing insights into the animals that once preyed on our ancient relatives.

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5 reasons you need to do the Swartkrans Walking Tour

  • October 26, 2015 | Thrishni Subramoney

There are more than five reasons to take a rare walk through this site that is helping to shape the world’s understanding of the evolution of humankind.

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Musical farewell for Homo naledi

All roads led to Maropeng this weekend as hundreds of visitors turned out for the Naledi Farewell Concert, held on the final day of the hugely popular five-week Homo naledi exhibition.

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More research into Dinaledi find reveals fascinating details

The latest papers on Homo naledi, published in scientific journal Nature Communications recently, take a closer look at the fossilised hands and feet. Thanks to the fossils’ location, deep inside an almost-inaccessible cave known as the Dinaledi Chamber, they have been spectacularly preserved, and thus are ideal specimens for study.

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Homo naledi farewell concert: Will you be there?

  • October 09, 2015 | Daphney Mngomeni

Following the grand unveiling of Homo naledi – one of the most unforgettable and significant hominin fossil discoveries to be announced – it is only fair that it is bid farewell in style.

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Bring a child in free to see #Homonaledi during the school holidays

  • October 05, 2015

We’ve got a special offer for parents and children during the Gauteng school holidays.

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Homo naledi fossil discovery a triumph for open access and education

  • October 05, 2015 | Professor John Hawks

The discovery of Homo naledi was unique in many ways - the unusual method of retrieval the Rising Star team used, the sheer number of fossils recovered, and perhaps most unprecedented, the way in which the world was able to share in the landmark moment in history.

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What Can We Learn From Homo naledi’s Skull?

From the tip of the jaw to the top of the head, remains from five naledi skulls provide tantalizing early hints about the lives of these newly found ancient human relatives.

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Homo naledi’s Nike-Ready Foot

See how early in the excavation, a single ankle bone was able to show researchers that Homo naledi was walking comfortably on two feet.

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