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11 Dec 2017
After 20 years of painstaking excavation and preparation, Professor Ron Clarke introduces the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found to the world. South Africa’s status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with today’s
11 Dec 2017
Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago.
30 Oct 2017
Dear Members,
Herewith the September newsletter of 2017 from the Northern Branch of the SA Archaeological Society..
30 Oct 2017
Digital technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. So it was only a matter of time before the ways people interact with the past and ancient artefacts in museum settings became digital, too.
 
The problem is that technology can be extremely expensive.
30 Oct 2017
Homo naledi’s significant impact.
In an accompanying paper, led by Berger, entitled Homo naledi and Pleistocene hominin evolution in subequatorial Africa, the team discusses the importance of finding such a primitive species at such a time and place.
30 Oct 2017
Mpho Raborife, News24
Johannesburg - A year and a half after fossils belonging to the Homo naledi species were discovered, scientists and researchers can now reveal that it is highly likely that the species lived alongside Homo sapiens (early humans).
30 Oct 2017
Dear members and friends,
 
It is a pleasure to include a letter of introduction, the tour programme and a booking form for the South African Archaeological Society's 14-day adventure to the highlands plateau in north-western Ethiopia.
30 Oct 2017
Dear Members,
    Herewith the second newsletter of 2017 from the Western Cape Branch of the SA Archaeological Society..
    * An outing to Durbanville on Saturday morning 8 April is advertised for booking.
    * A proposed excursion to the Karoo and N.
30 Oct 2017
Neanderthals dosed themselves with painkillers and possibly penicillin, according to a study of their teeth. One sick Neanderthal chewed the bark of the poplar tree, which contains a chemical related to aspirin. He may
30 Oct 2017
Prehistoric ancestors creating human hand stencils in caves 40,000 years ago can now be identified as male or female with more than 90% accuracy.