Homo naledi discovery hailed as one of 2015’s scientific milestones

  • December 23, 2015 | Christine Marot | Category: Homo naledi

Scientists and researchers all over our amazing planet are constantly making new discoveries that will impact the lives of the 7.3-billion humans who occupy Earth.

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Download the Cradle of Humankind app today

  • December 18, 2015 | Cassidy Parker | Category: News

Have you checked out the new Cradle of Humankind app? You haven’t? Then best you download it for free today to explore this remarkable World Heritage Site virtually before you experience it in the flesh.

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Inaugural Dr Lee Rogers Berger Scholarship awarded to US anthropology major

  • December 17, 2015 | Category: News

A senior anthropology major at Georgia Southern University in the United States is the proud recipient of the inaugural Dr Lee Rogers Berger Scholarship in Anthropology.

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Five ways to care for our planet this holiday

This time of year is filled with excitement and Harry, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, is excited too about all the ways we can care for our planet over the holiday.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Cradle

  • December 10, 2015 | Category: News

The festive season approaches and, with it, a much-needed break from our daily routines of home, school, work, shops ... home, rinse, repeat. Why not spend a day experiencing the culinary delights of the Cradle of Humankind?

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Why hominids are responsible for the meat and veg on your dinner plate

  • December 07, 2015 | Category: News

With the festive season upon us, it’s time to take a break from work and turn our thoughts to family gathering and the inevitable reason for many of those gatherings: food.

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Our opening hours this festive season

  • December 03, 2015 | Category: News

Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves are open every day from 9am to 5pm throughout the festive season, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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COP21 launches in France

  • November 30, 2015 | Category: News

On Monday 30 November 2015, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) began in Le Bourget in Paris, France.

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Ways to inspire and entertain your children these holidays

  • November 26, 2015 | Lethabo-Thabo Royds | Category: News

Here are some fun things to entertain and inspire your children these holidays.

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A quick glimpse inside the new Beasts of the Cradle exhibit

  • November 25, 2015 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

Our new exhibit, Beasts of the Cradle, has been open for about three weeks now, and for those who have yet to visit, here’s a little glimpse inside.

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