Malapa platform launched

15 September 2014

“The Malapa structure is perhaps one of the most remarkable structures ever to be placed over a palaeontological or archaeological site”

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New interpretation of Taung Child skull

27 August 2014

High precision microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) of the Taung skull disproves it shows human-like infant development

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New dates for Old Bones

14 March 2014

At about 3 million years, Little Foot is the oldest and most complete Australopithecine in the world

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The Rising Star Expedition

24 November 2013

Follow an intrepid team of spelunking archaeologists in a high-tech expedition deep under the Cradle of Humankind

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Tiny, very rare ear bones discovered

19 May 2013

Three tiny ear bones, the rarest fossils, from two hominids at Swartkrans in the Cradle of Humankind, provide clues about evolution

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More flesh on Sediba

12 April 2013

New evidence from Wits on how the ancient hominin with a human smile, walked, chewed and moved 2 million years ago in the area which is now the Cradle of Humankind

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Ancient Fox Fossil Found

23 January 2013

A 2 million year-old fox has been found at Malapa and is another new species from this extraordinarily rich fossil site in the Cradle of Humankind

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Insights from DNA studies of Khoe-San

1 November 2012

Genomic variation in seven Khoe-San groups reveals adaptation and complex African history

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Modern Culture 44 000 years ago

31 July 2012

Human behaviour, as we know it, emerged earlier than previously thought, according to a team of Wits and international researchers

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New Sediba Fossil Find

13 July 2012

South African scientists share our country’s latest fossil discovery with the world using live virtual technology.

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