Norwegian Centre of Excellence awarded to CoE-Pal Board Member from Wits, for early humans research

Congratulations to our own Prof. Chris Henshilwood, a Wits archaeologist who runs the Centre of Early Human Behaviour (EHB) at the University of Bergen (UiB), and who has received new research funding after the EHB was awarded Centre of Excellence status. Read the Wits media release below. Link: Wits University Media Release – 22 March 2017 … Continued

Good teeth at the heart of sexiness, evolution shows

Media release from Wits University 19 September 2016 An age-old secret that Hollywood celebrities try to keep from you has been uncovered… by palaeontologists. Hollywood celebrities spend large amounts of dollars on it. The hunky stud at the local pub thinks he knows it. But the age-old secret has been carefully kept for millions of … 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

Taung – Back to the drawing board?

The Taung Child, South Africa’s premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never seizes to transform and evolve the search for our collective origins. By subjecting the skull of the first australopith discovered to the latest technologies in the Wits University Microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) facility, researchers are now … Continued

Milestone for young dinosaur hunter

Barely two years after joining Wits University, Massachusetts native and dinosaur expert, Dr Jonah Choiniere, has become only the second palaeontologist to be awarded a P-rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF). He will be officially receiving his P-rating tonight (11 September 2014) at the 2014 NRF Awards Ceremony to be held in Johannesburg. The … Continued