Maropeng

Photo: Flowcomm, Visitors’ Center

The Maropeng Visitors Centremaropeng.co.za – opened in 2005. The site comprises the Sterkfontein Caves, where about 35% of the world’s hominid fossils have been found. Maropeng means “the place where we come from.”

The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Gauteng province. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999, the site currently occupies 47,000 hectares (180 sq mi)[2] and contains a complex of limestone caves.

Nearby the site, but not in the site, the Rising Star Cave system contains the Dinaledi Chamber, in which were discovered fifteen fossil skeletons of an extinct species of hominin, provisionally named Homo naledi.

Key Links
maropeng.co.za
@MaropengSA

thecradleofhumankind.net
@cradlehumankind

Photos
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Maropeng, visitors' centre in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa

Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind visitors' centre, Gauteng, South Africa

Wikipedia
Cradle_of_Humankind

Planeta.com

South Africa

Early Humans

Homo Naledi

World Heritage

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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