Announcement: 2020 Life in the Universe Symposium co-hosted by PAST
with exclusive public premiere of ‘I See You’ – a theatmentary exploring the relevance of the origins sciences in promoting the value of biological and social diversity.
We are excited
By Irene Esteban & Paloma de la Peña Alonso – The Conversation
There is a fair amount of archaeological evidence that indicates complex behaviour among our ancestors. For instance, there are bone tools that were used as hunting projectiles, for working leather
Article by National Geographic
Scientists have learned more about the ancient animals in the last 25 years than in the previous 250—from the color of their skin and feathers to how they lived and evolved.
By Michael Greshko
Photographs By Paolo
Article from: https://mostlymammoths.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/plant-detective-aviwe-matiwane-south-african-paleobotanist/
Photo: Gorgeous image of a Glossopteris leaf, photo taken by and courtesy of Aviwe Matiwane.
“Who would have thought that one day a curious village girl would be a palaeobotanist? Don’t let anyone dim your light. Be bright in the corner where you are.” — tweeted
Article from: https://www.modernghana.com/news/995901/a-graffiti-wall-reveals-womens-stories-from.html
About 80km east of Pretoria in South Africa, near the town of Bronkhorstspruit, there’s a rocky outcrop in a secluded ravine in the countryside. There’s nothing remarkable about this outcrop – which has, over the years, made it a
Repost from Newscientist.com
Dinosaur embryos are among the rarest of fossils, yet they provide a unique window into the palaeobiology of these animals. Estimating the developmental stage of dinosaur embryos is hindered by the
Repost from Newscientist.com
With more than 380,000 confirmed cases worldwide, one thing is clear about the new coronavirus: it is very good at infecting people. Now studies are starting to reveal just how infectious it is – and when a person with covid-19 is most likely to spread
PAST, and it’s major donors is proud to have supported the Little Foot research project for over 20 years! Enjoy the latest findings by PAST supported researcher Dr. Amelié Beaudet:
“The morphology of the first cervical vertebra, or atlas, reflects multiple aspects of an organism’s life,” says Beaudet, the lead
It is remarkable how one fossil can embody so much of what PAST stands for and how it came to be. Such is the case with the 3.67 million-year-old pre-human fossil skeleton nicknamed Little Foot from South Africa’s Sterkfontein Caves. In July, PAST used a short visit of Little Foot’s
The award-winning Walking Tall Educational Theatre Project is heading to Mozambique for the first time, to mark International Museum Day on May 18th.
The project uses physical theatre and science workshops to tell the inspirational and educational story of our shared origins and is a programme of the Johannesburg-based Palaeontological