Sterkfontein legacy featured in Popular Archeology

Jesse Holth has written a feature article published in Popular Archeology about the evolutionary legacy and importance of the Sterkfontein Caves. Click the link below to read the article in PDF format: Sterkfontein: A history of evolution in the cradle of humanity

Sterkfontein celebrates 80 years

Scientific American has written up a tribute feature celebrating the 80th anniversary of Robert Broom’s discoveries at the Sterkfontein caves that gave rise to the area being renamed the Cradle of Humankind. Read the article here: The Fossil That Rewrote Human Prehistory


  A study that for the first time examined the internal anatomy of a fossil human relative’s heel bone, or calcaneus, showed greater similarities with gorillas than chimps. MEDIA RELEASE FROM WITS UNIVERSITY The study, titled: Trabecular architecture in the StW 352 fossil hominin calcaneus and published in the Journal of Human Evolution, was undertaken by … Continued