New sediba bones found at Cradle of Humankind

Duncan Alfreds Source: http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/New-sediba-bones-found-20120712 Cape Town – Scientists will share their discoveries of more remains of an early type of human in a rock at the Cradle of Humankind online. In 2008, Professor Lee Berger caused sensation among palaeontologists and anthropologists when he announced that his son, 9-year-old Matthew discovered an early type of hominin at the Malapa site. The Australopithecus sediba fossil was later dubbed Karabo (“Answer” in Setswana). On Thursday, scientists will share …

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Prof Phillip Tobias – Paleoscientist for Cradle of Humankind Passes Away

  Professor emeritus was best known for his work with hominid fossils and was considered an international authority on human evolution. During his life palaeo-anthropologist Phillip Tobias changed humans’ understanding of our ancient ancestry. One of his most famous palaeo-anthropological finds was “Little Foot” -four 4.17-million year-old foot bones unearthed at Sterkfontein by Dr Ron Clarke. Later more of the skeleton was unearthed making Little Foot our oldest, most complete skeleton of a direct ancestor, …

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World Environment Day – Say YES to a Magaliesburg Biosphere

With today being World Environment Day it is an important day to step up efforts to establish a biosphere for the Magaliesburg District   SIGN THE PETITION – CLICK HERE NOW Magaliesburg, an eco-sensitive and highly biodiverse area situated in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS), is being threatened by a volley of mining applications now totalling 4. This area has been a protected environment since 1977 and must remain that way …

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