A twig on the tree of life.
Over three billion years ago, life started as a seed that grew and evolved, becoming a great tree with many branches.
The tree of life has seen the creation and destruction of entire branches of related species. We are just one twig that sprouted only seven million years ago. We are the only leaf remaining on our twig, and we are dependent on the same tree we share with millions of other leaves…
Which is why we keep digging into the past.
It takes a community to unearth our origins, with these hands coming together to articulate palaeontology’s important messages.
Founding Members of the Taung24
And share our findings with the world.
Through our programmes.