Sterkfontein Caves exhibition
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Sterkfontein Caves exhibition

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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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A: Sterkfontein Caves Museum

por John Gore, 10 metros de distancia

Sterkfontein Caves are home to a number of archeological discoveries. The high-tech on sight museum w...

Sterkfontein Caves Museum

B: Sterkfontein Caves statue

por John Gore, 300 metros de distancia

The Sterkfontein caves for part of the Cradle of Humankind, and was named a World Heritage Site in 19...

Sterkfontein Caves statue

C: Archaeologists Entrance to Sterkfontein Caves

por John Gore, 300 metros de distancia

This entrance to the Sterkfontien Caves is still in active use by Archaeologists. world renound as th...

Archaeologists Entrance to Sterkfontein Caves

D: Maropeng conference centre

por John Gore, a 9.0 km.

The Maropeng conference centre forms part of the Cradle of Humankind, world renound as the birth plac...

Maropeng conference centre

E: Aerial Panorama of Mogale Business Park BOSASA Headoffice

por John Gore, a 11.5 km.

Aerial panoramic view over the mashie golf ccourse in the Mogale Business Park. Home to the BOSASA he...

Aerial Panorama of Mogale Business Park BOSASA Headoffice

F: New foot bridge at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

por Erik Bjers, a 13.4 km.

Taken from the creek bed just down stream from the new foot bridge in the Walter Sisulu National Bota...

New foot bridge at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.

G: National Botanical Gardenrs 1

por Erik Bjers, a 13.5 km.

National Botanical Gardenrs 1

H: National Botanical Gardenrs 6

por Erik Bjers, a 13.5 km.

National Botanical Gardenrs 6

I: National Botanical Gardenrs 8

por Erik Bjers, a 13.5 km.

National Botanical Gardenrs 8

J: National Botanical Gardenrs 2

por Erik Bjers, a 13.5 km.

National Botanical Gardenrs 2

Este panorama fue tomado en South Africa, Africa

Esta es una vista general de Africa

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The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.

Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.

In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.

Text by Steve Smith.

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