March Newsletter

March Newsletter

A Message from our CEO
No year at PAST is ever ordinary. How can it be when we’re in the extraordinary business of helping discover, protect and share millions-year-old fossils – ancient objects that provide us with the evidence for our key messaging of helping to end discrimination and the

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PAST funds help verify new Kilombe localities

PAST funds help verify new Kilombe localities

PAST funding has played a vital role in allowing researchers to verify a fossil and early archaeological locality in Kenya.
A palaeoanthropological group is currently working on the extinct volcano of Kilombe on the equator following a renewed survey by the British Academy links programme with National Museums of Kenya

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Art and Science meet in Viktor Radermacher’s Ledumahadi illustrations

Art and Science meet in Viktor Radermacher’s Ledumahadi illustrations

 

An important element of the newly announced gigantic new species of dinosaur are the illustrations that bring to life the scientific research. Wits MSc student (Palaeontology) Viktor Radermacher is the person behind the breathtaking visuals that accompanied the global announcement on September 29th—and he is fast becoming recognised

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PAST-funded researcher leads new dinosaur species find

PAST-funded researcher leads new dinosaur species find

An international team led by University of the Witwatersrand palaeontologist Prof Jonah Choiniere has described a gigantic new species of dinosaur in the journal Current Biology.
The find, named Ledumahadi mafube, weighed 12 tonnes and stood about 4 m high at the hips. It was the largest plant-eating land

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Walking Tall for Science

Walking Tall for Science

[clickToTweet tweet=”Walking Tall performs at Ditsong Museum during National Science Week, South Africa 2018 #AllfromOne #ScienceTheatre ” quote=”Walking Tall for Science”]Walking Tall took part in the recent National Science Week (NSW), performing for learners, educators and staff at the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History in Pretoria.
Taking place annually,

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PAST and Lead SA – A Shared Heritage

PAST and Lead SA – A Shared Heritage

Celebrating our Shared Heritage with PAST
On a Heritage Day mission, 702 Radio presenter Phumelo Motene, visited the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute in Braamfontein, to discover the shared origins of humankind as a means of enhancing African dignity and promoting tolerance of diversity and nature conservation in

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