From The Bolt’s Farms Exhibition, Ditsong: Museum Of South Africa’s Education Officers Traced The Big Cats’ Footprints To The Site
By: Lazarus Kgasi, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History It is essential for knowledge dissemination that the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (associated with the National Museum of Natural History of Paris and Sorbonne University), the University of Johannesburg,
FIELDWORK AND VISIT BY DIGNITARIES AND STUDENTS
By: Lazarus Kgasi, Junior Curator, Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Within each fiscal year, the Plio-Pleistocene Palaeontology Section at the DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History (DNMNH) conducts fieldwork in two seasons (April-June and October/November). The partnership between the
THE MATCH STICKS FOSSIL “H, ERECTUS”
By: Lazarus Kgasi, Junior Curator, Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Dr Ron J. Clarke and Dr Francis C. Howell were looking through the australopithecine collections at the former Transvaal Museum (now DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History) in July
Zoonotic diseases and the value of natural history voucher specimens and collaborative research
Prior to this pandemic, bats in different parts of the world were already known to be the host for a variety of different viruses.
COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING
South Africa is famous for its richness in hominid discoveries and we find these fossils preserved deep inside caves arising from the fact that bones and teeth are fairly resistant biological material.
DOLOMITE: THE ROCK THAT SHAPES THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
A strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilized remains of ancient types of animals, plants and, most notably, hominids, covers the Cradle of Humankind Site.
Getting to know The Owls of South Africa
Owls are often misunderstood and labelled as mysterious creatures of the night. Owls are generally identified by their nocturnal activity patterns, camouflage plumage, upright posture, large eyes and freaky ability to rotate their heads by as much as 270 degrees.