Category: Past News

PAST funds help verify new Kilombe localities
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PAST funds help verify new Kilombe localities

PAST funding has played a vital role in allowing researchers to verify a fossil and early archaeological locality in Kenya. A palaeoanthropological group is currently working on the extinct volcano of Kilombe on the equator following a renewed survey by the British Academy links programme with National Museums of Kenya that showed the potential of...

Posted by 19th Oct 201812th Nov 2020
Art and Science meet in Viktor Radermacher’s Ledumahadi illustrations
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Art and Science meet in Viktor Radermacher’s Ledumahadi illustrations

An important element of the newly announced gigantic new species of dinosaur are the illustrations that bring to life the scientific research. Wits MSc student (Palaeontology) Viktor Radermacher is the person behind the breathtaking visuals that accompanied the global announcement on September 29th—and he is fast becoming recognised as both a palaeoscientist and palaeoartist. Victor’s...

Posted by 2nd Oct 201812th Nov 2020
PAST-funded researcher leads new dinosaur species find
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PAST-funded researcher leads new dinosaur species find

An international team led by University of the Witwatersrand palaeontologist Prof Jonah Choiniere has described a gigantic new species of dinosaur in the journal Current Biology. The find, named Ledumahadi mafube, weighed 12 tonnes and stood about 4 m high at the hips. It was the largest plant-eating land animal living in South Africa nearly...

Posted by 28th Sep 201812th Nov 2020