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Prehistoric Sights in South Africa

By JC, Germany, November 2011

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As eventful as South Africa’s recent history has been, it seems its prehistory was no walk in the veldt either. In a series of caves and other sites north-west of Johannesburg, some of the oldest remains of our pre-human ancestors have been found. The “Cradle of Humankind”, as this area is now known, has yielded extensive hominid fossils which have greatly enlarged our understanding of the origins of human life. The Maropeng Visitor Center does its best to dissolve the mists of time which separate us from this almost unimaginably distant past.

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