Almost Human: a fascinating exhibition for kids of all ages

  • June 14, 2017 | Willem Steenkamp

If ever there was an exhibition to spark a child’s (and an adult’s) imagination about where we come from, it’s Almost Human, at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

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Joburg Today explores the ‘Almost Human’ exhibition

  • May 26, 2017

Watch local station, Joburg Today’s, take on the brand-new exhibition that’s just opened at Maropeng.

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Almost Human exhibition opens its doors

  • May 25, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an “underground astronaut”, unlocking the secrets of the origins of humanity, now’s your chance.

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All systems go for historic exhibition at Maropeng

  • May 23, 2017 | Thrishni Subramoney

Scientists and researchers are busy putting finishing touches on a world-first exhibition set to be unveiled at Maropeng on Thursday. The Almost Human exhibition will be the largest-ever public display of hominin fossils in the world.

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Historic new Homo naledi discoveries unveiled at Maropeng

A new historic chapter of the Homo naledi saga has been unveiled at Maropeng today. Scientists from around the world, who were behind the landmark discovery of the new species, Homo naledi in 2015, have announced new discoveries from the Rising Star Cave system – the richest fossil hominin site in Africa.

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WATCH: Professor Lee Berger explains the new Homo naledi discovery

  • May 09, 2017

Scientists today announced a groundbreaking new Homo naledi discovery at Maropeng. Watch Rising Star expedition leader Professor Lee Berger explain the new finds.

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How old is Little Foot really?

  • April 24, 2017 | Rebecca Nattar

Little Foot, the almost complete, fossilised skeleton of an early form of the human ancestor Australopithecus, was hailed as one of the most remarkable discoveries ever in the field of palaeoanthropology when it was found deep inside a Sterkfontein cave. Recent scrutiny by experts made Little Foot the oldest known hominid from the Cradle of Humankind.

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Easter at Maropeng

  • April 10, 2017 | Rebecca Nattar

Easter at Maropeng is always an eggciting experience, especially for the little ones, and it makes for a remarkable family day out with plenty of activities for adults, too. This Easter, while egg hunts and catching up with the Easter bunny keep the kids entertained, the grown-ups can enjoy a beer garden, a live outdoor theatre performance and lovely meals created by our gastronomy trained Executive Chef Peter Langa.

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All from One exhibition extends its stay at Maropeng

  • March 20, 2017 | Rebecca Nattar

The Cradle of Humankind is the one place from which all of humankind originated – how fitting then that the Palaeontological Scientific Trust’s All from One exhibition and campaign has extended its stay at Maropeng until the end of April.

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10 questions about OSIRIS-REx, the world’s latest asteroid-sampling mission

  • March 13, 2017 | Stuart Buchanan

On 8 September 2016, NASA embarked on its first asteroid-sampling mission, OSIRIS-REx, with a successful launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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