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Sterkfontein Caves exhibition
South Africa

The scientific exhibition centre at Sterkfontein Caves showcases early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, a reconstruction of a mined cave, a pristine cave, cave formations and geology, information about fossilisation, palaeobotany and landscapes.

The Sterkfontein caves form part of the Cradle of Humankind, and was named a World Heritage Site in 1999.

The Cradle of Humankind area is over 47,000 hectares in size, west of Gauteng Province of South Africa. The land is still privately owned, and is home to over 17,000 people.

The lifelike hominid models (mannequins) in the exhibition have all been created by John Gurche, the World-acclaimed and award-winning palaeoartist who also worked on the Jurassic Park film.

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