Evidence that highlights our African birthplace and our place in nature

Evidence that needs to be discovered, preserved and shared.

Through research
We believe the origin sciences have a fundamental message to teach us about ourselves and our place in nature. That’s why PAST funds and backs African research and leadership within this science.
Humankind’s fossil heritage is common to all people everywhere. PAST runs schools-based educational programmes to teach our youth about our shared origins.
And public understanding.
The transformative power of palaeontology’s message can’t be withheld from the world. That’s why PAST endeavours to communicate what we know and learn globally.