PAST – Palaeontological Scientific Trust
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The science of our origins reveals the shared African roots of all people. PAST uses Africa's ancient fossil heritage to build African dignity, promote social cohesion and environmental conservation, inspire scientific curiosity among school-going youth, and establish African leadership in the sciences related to our origins.

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Watch this space for the launch of PAST’S 20th Birthday Public Understanding Campaign!

U.S.A. television debut for PASTS’s Walking Tall !
ABC’s Born to Explore with Richard Wiese featured PAST as part of it’s special programme on South Africa.

NEWS

  • Bloggers take a trip back to humanity's origins
    for further information click here
  • PAST would like to remind all grant applicants that our 2nd quarter application deadline is 01 May 2014, for further information
    click here
  • Weekend Live interview with Professor Robert Blumenschine – click here
  • Dagbreek interview with Dr Helen Fisher on The Evolution of Love – click here
  • Dr Helen Fisher Interview on The Evolution of Love on Talk Radio 702 with Jenny Crwys-Williams – click here
  • PAST is offering PAA Travel Grants and a Research Prize to successful applicants, for further information click here
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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S.A. television debut for PASTS’s Walking Tall !
    ABC’s Born to Explore with Richard Wiese featured PAST as part of it’s special programme on South Africa. Watch this 10 minute clip and be transported on a journey now shared with millions of viewers worldwide.
    Click here to view the video

PAST THANKS

Due to the generosity of our donors PAST is able to continue with assisting in research, education and outreach in the origin sciences.

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PAST is Johannesburg-based public benefit organization and Africa’s hub for the promotion of the origin sciences. PAST supports seven programmes focusing on the core areas of research, education and outreach.


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