0 Likes

Archaeologists Entrance to Sterkfontein Caves
South Africa

This entrance to the Sterkfontien Caves is still in active use by Archaeologists. world renound as the birth place of the human race. A number of early hominid remains have been found at the site over the last few decades.

The Sterkfontein Caves are owned by the University of the Witwatersrand, whose scientists have been responsible for the main excavations of the World Heritage Site. They are credited with many of the famous discoveries including a total of 500 hominids remains have been discovered in the area.

A skull was found in these caves by Dr. Robert Broom in 1947, which came to be known as Mrs. Ples. It is estimated to be between 2.6 and 2.8 million years old.

In 1997 an almost complete skeleton was found, and later named Little Foot. Little Foot is still inside the caves, protected by a security system.

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

...


Tags: world heritage site; sterkfontein caves; cradle of humankind; south africa; gauteng; cave; fossil
comments powered by Disqus

John Gore
Sterkfontein Caves statue
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
Nico Roig
Tribute to Escher
D.Tulga
Beijing Capital International Airport
D.Tulga
Restaurant in Trans-Mongolian Train
jan dolk
Brazilian family
Dan Perlman
Temperate rainforest Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Erik Krause
The cascade at grimsel lake
Michael Pop
Das Grosse Rad im Turda Salzbergwerk
J-P. Scherrer
Mount Saleve with paragliders
Pascal Moulin
Dans le gouffre de Proumeyssac au Bugue - France
PaVeL Bobkov
Winter christening on the river
Andreu Vicens Oliver
Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat
Fariborz Alagheband
Naein Cloak Weaving
John Gore
a20120420 7096
John Gore
Birds at Church Square
John Gore
Afrikaanse Taalmonument
John Gore
20100919 8655
John Gore
Royal Livingstone Hotel near Victoria Falls Zambia
John Gore
View of Camps Bay from top of Table Mountain
John Gore
Img 8306 Panorama Done Copy
John Gore
Mike Marinus Playing Live at Tanz Cafe
John Gore
Rocky Bay Beach Ski Boat Launching
John Gore
20110719 9622
John Gore
Aerial 360 over UKZN Westville quad area
John Gore
20120604 1559
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.