The Lake Kariba expedition: Fossil adventures in Zimbabwe

At the start of the year, palaeontologist Kimberley Chapelle joined Prof Jonah Choiniere and a team of “Palaeo Pirates” on an expedition to explore Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. Fortunately, she lived to tell the tale. Below she recalls the adventure, in her own words: “In January 2017, I was unbelievably lucky enough to be part … Continued

Seminar on origins of the brain

On 21 September, JIAS, the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University, the Centre of Excellence for the Paleosciences, and the Royal Society of South Africa will hold a one-day seminar on ‘The Origins of the Brain – From Mammal-like Reptiles to Humans’. A limited number of seats are available. Those interesting in attending are requested … Continued