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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
Taken: 30/03/2009
Uploaded: 30/03/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015


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