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Big picture stuff for paleobiologist: the history of life on Earth in 96 pages

The uninformed reader – and writer – may have picked up Fossils for Africa having expected a sequel to the author’s previous work, Famous Dinosaurs of Africa. You know, more about African dinosaurs. But that would be to hopelessly underestimate the ambitions of author, Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, award-winning paleobiologist and professor at the University of Cape…

Mens braai al van toeka af lekker

Wanneer Suid-Afrikaners ’n tjoppie op die kole sit, doen hulle iets wat die moderne mens se voorsate al derduisende jare gelede die eerste keer gedoen het. Waar presies kom braai vandaan? Dit is hier in Suid-Afrika, by Swartkrans in Gauteng en naby die fossielryke Sterkfontein, waar prof. Bob Brain, paleontoloog, die oudste bewyse van die…