Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 00:00

Come see the original Paranthropus robustus, a small-brained extinct hominin that occupied the southern African landscape from about 2 million years ago. The species successfully survived alongside our early Homo relatives for a million years. Their diet, life histories and possible tool use provide a fascinating insight into the alternative path to the one taken by our own genus.

On Saturday 27 August:

  • 10h00 to 11h00 Stephanie Edwards Baker will give a talk titled Our forgotten cousins: The complexity of Paranthropus robustus.
  • 11h00 to 16h00 Specimen viewing.
  • Stephanie Baker is a palaeo-anthropologist who specialises in early human ancestor niche development. She is the co-director of research for the Drimolen Fossil Hominin Site.
  • Exhibition funded by GENUS Palaeosciences. In collaboration with the Evolutionary Studies Institute. 10 objects in 10 months – each on display for 1 exclusive day each month!
  • Spaces are limited. Tickets available on webtickets (public lecture or Centenary Objects exhibition; public lecture includes viewing the specimens).
  • R85 adults | R65 pensioners | R40 students and under 12s
  • Enquiries: bookings.origins@wits.ac.za; tammy.hodgskiss@wits.ac.za.

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