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Maropeng’s Hominin House evolves

  • January 29, 2015 | Category: News

Just as human beings evolve, so do their dwellings … which is exactly what’s happened at Hominin House, the dormitory-style budget accommodation at Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind Heritage Site.

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Oldest recorded stone tool found in Turkey

  • January 12, 2015 | Andrea Weiss | Category: News

Early humans may have crossed into Europe far earlier than previously thought, say researchers who have found the oldest recorded stone tool in Turkey.

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Then and now for the ‘Pillars of Creation’

  • January 08, 2015 | Andrea Weiss | Category: News

The Hubble Space Telescope’s 1995 image, called “Pillars of Creation”, achieved iconic status when it was released. Now, 20 years later, there’s a new version.

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Maropeng’s 2015 ticket sale: get 10% off tickets bought online

Buy your admission tickets to Maropeng and/or the Sterkfontein Caves online and we’ll give you 10% off the price for all 2015 tickets!

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Shell striations evidence of early tool use by Homo erectus

  • December 29, 2014 | Christine Marot | Category: News

Human bones, estimated to be close to half-a-million years old, were discovered on the banks of the Solo River in Java, Indonesia, during the 1890s by physician Eugene Dubois. At the time the remains were referred to as Java Man, later more correctly known as Homo erectus. But interest recently shifted to a variety of shells, also found by Dubois.

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Harry the Hominid’s green tips for the festive season

Think before you buy this festive season. We only have one earth and everything we do impacts on the state of our planet. There are many ways to enjoy a green festive season, and I’ve found 12 tips to help you have a planet-friendly holiday.

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Come celebrate your birthday at Maropeng this month - for free!

  • December 08, 2014 | Category: News

Maropeng turns 9 this month and to celebrate we’re inviting you to come pick up a free ticket to the Visitor Centre if your own birthday is this month. Just bring in your ID, get your ticket and bring in your own milestone with an unforgettable day at the Cradle of Humankind.

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Spreading festive cheer at Maloney’s Eye Primary School

  • December 06, 2014 | Category: News

Maropeng, together with its corporate social investment (CSI) partners, has once again spread festive joy at Maloney’s Eye Primary School in Krugersdorp.

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What’s happening at Maropeng this December?

  • December 01, 2014 | Category: News

There’s plenty of fun to be had for the whole family at Maropeng this December. Be sure to book your tickets early via the Maropeng online shop.

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Maropeng congratulates Fair Trade Tourism on its 10th anniversary

  • November 28, 2014 | Category: News

Maropeng, which proudly shows off its Fair Trade Tourism certification, congratulates Fair Trade Tourism on its 10-year anniversary. Maropeng received its certifcation in 2013 for being a truly sustainable tourist destination.

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