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Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg

Cradle of Humankind - Johannesburg, South Africa
Cradle of Humankind
Off Route 563, Johannesburg, South Africa 2000Map
+27 11 355 1400

The Cradle of Humankind is a pre-historic site like no other on Earth. Spread across over 45,000 acres, the site is listed as a World Heritage Site because of the findings. The land is a maze of limestone caves where scientists have found many fossils and remains from pre-historic times. The site has an abundance of dolomite, a type of rock formation, that helps with the formation of caves and fossils. Here excavations have found proof of human evolution and life. Among the 200 and more caves, there are around 13 sites where significant fossils have been found. Among the findings are tools made and used by humans at that time and remains of extinct animals. Some of the fossils are approximately 3 million years old and this site is said to have some of the oldest fossils ever found. The Mrs. Ples and Taung Child skull remains were found here at this site. Both the remains are significant findings and nothing like it has ever been found before. Do call the center to find out more.

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