0 Likes

Sterkfontein Caves statue
South Africa

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


The statue here is of Dr Robert Broom, who discovered the skull in 1947, which came to be known as Mrs. Ples. It is estimated to be between 2.6 and 2.8 million years old.

Cradle of Humankind has been rich in archaeological finds including 2-million-year-old stone tools.

Modern excavation of the caves started in the 1890s. Limestone miners noticed the fossils and brought them to the attention of scientists.

View More »

Copyright: John Gore
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5000x2500
Uploaded: 30/03/2009
Updated: 03/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: sterkfontein; caves; museum; south africa; pretoria; gauteng; cradle of humankind; statue
comments powered by Disqus

John Gore
Archaeologists Entrance to Sterkfontein Caves
John Gore
Sterkfontein Caves exhibition
John Gore
Sterkfontein Caves Museum
John Gore
Maropeng conference centre
John Gore
Aerial Panorama of Mogale Business Park BOSASA Headoffice
Erik Bjers
New foot bridge at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.
Erik Bjers
National Botanical Gardenrs 1
Erik Bjers
National Botanical Gardenrs 8
Erik Bjers
National Botanical Gardenrs 6
Erik Bjers
National Botanical Gardenrs 2
Erik Bjers
Johannesburg National Botanical Garden 3 Waterfall
Erik Bjers
National Botanical Gardenrs 4
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
San-Gimignano1
T. Emrich
Mount Evans Peak
Yoshinori Akiyama
Hanayashiki
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
San-Gimignano2
Aykut Erdogdu
Alsancak Tcdd train station-Inside
Richard Hart
Wheatfield West Chinnock Somerset England
Anton
Maryin Island of the lake Chebarkul
Dmitriy Krasko
Pine forest after a fire.
Yoshinori Akiyama
Kitaro chaya
Jürgen Schrader
Kloentalersee
Reza Pazhouhesh
Masoulesh-North of Iran
Dashkov Vladimir
Cathedral Nativity church
John Gore
Hilltop Camp in Hluhluwe
John Gore
20100919 8529
John Gore
Img 4682 Panorama Flat Copy
John Gore
20101024 9293
John Gore
Ellis Park Stadium on the Field
John Gore
Featherbed Nature Reserve Knysna Heads
John Gore
Img 5288 Panorama Flat Copy
John Gore
20101028 0915
John Gore
a20120419 6740
John Gore
Img 8991 Panorama Flat Copy Copy2
John Gore
20101028 1057
John Gore
20100903 6736
More About Africa

Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.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.