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 funding helps fund new Kariandusi Museum booklet

PAST funding helps fund new Kariandusi Museum booklet

PAST support has helped fund a new booklet for the Kariandusi Museum in Kenya.
The short guide was produced for the Kariandusi Museum working group, with the aid of the National Museums of Kenya, PAST and the British Academy’s Links and Mobility project. It will play an important part in

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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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PAST recognised with BASA Awards Nomination 2018

PAST recognised with BASA Awards Nomination 2018

The partnership between PAST and Standard Bank has been recognised with a nomination in the upcoming 21st annual BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) Awards.
PAST’s two most important public engagement initiatives, All From One and Walking Tall, earned the partnership a nomination as a finalist in the Development

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