Davorka Radovcic And Mana Dembo Examining Skull At Rising Star Workshop

Being located in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – one of the world’s richest fossil sites – means that Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves are both situated close to active scientific dig sites, where researchers are painstakingly reconstructing humanity’s complex origin story.

Our sites are often visited by world-renowned experts in the field, and we have hosted major scientific announcements, such as the discovery of “Little Foot”, Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba.