Wits to reveal most important fossil discovery at Cradle of Humankind

2015-09-10 06:15
Fossils. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - The most important fossil discovery made to date at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site in Maropeng will be revealed on Thursday.

The University of Witswatersrand will be unveiling the largest assemblage of hominin fossils on the African continent.

Among those expected to be present for the big reveal will be Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib,  Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and acting Gauteng Premier Lebo Maile.

According to the team of international and local scientists who have been working on the project, this discovery is going to force the world to re-think what it means to be human.

The expedition began in November 2013. The new discovery follows intensive research by the scientists, who worked under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology as well as the National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence at Wits.

Read more on:    wits  |  cradle of humankind  |  homo naledi  |  palaeontology

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