Walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors at the Cradle of Humankind; South Africa

South Africa – Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa

Have you ever wondered where we, human beings, came from? What led to this evolutionary revolution on Planet Earth? All of the answers can be found in one place: the Cradle of Humankind.

The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa. Here the landscape is dotted with subterranean limestone caves that have turned up a rich fossil record for human evolutionary studies. These findings have led to the “Out of Africa” theory, estimating that most human ancestors originated from one general spot…Africa.

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site lies about 50km north-west of Johannesburg, an  area of rolling grassland, rocky outcrops and river courses typical of this land before it was overtaken by urban sprawl.

It’s here where you get to see history in the flesh, or should we say bone.

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