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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Did You Know?

The largest fertile fossil hominid area in the world between 3.5 – 1.5 million years ago is in South Africa. It is in the Sterkfontein valley near Johannesburg. The 3 sites found here are: Sterkfontein, Kromdraai and Swartkrans.

Female skull from Swartkrans (SK48)
Sterkfontein Cave Visitor Interpretation Centre, Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng, South Africa

If you want to read more on this subject:

* Link 1
* Link 2

Source: The Archaeology of Southern Africa p.44-45

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