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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Lucy makes a Google doodle appearance

  • November 24, 2015 | Category: News

On 24 November 2015, Google paid homage to the discovery of Lucy, the Australopithecus afarensis in its Google doodle.

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Harry’s handy tips for reducing your water footprint

Even though a little rain has fallen of late, water supply levels in the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni metros continue to be dangerously low. With this in mind, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, Harry the Hominid, wants to encourage you to be water wise and reduce your water footprint.

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Where does the Karoo’s new dinosaur species fit in?

  • November 11, 2015 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

This week, the University of Witwatersrand’s (Wits) Origins Centre revealed a possible new species of dinosaur to the public, after piecing together a number of fossil discoveries over the past 20 years.

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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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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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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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