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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Walking Tall for Science

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, NSW is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) that celebrates science through a nationwide programme of

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Young scientists attend AFQUA congress

Young scientists attend AFQUA congress

As part of our mandate to invest in African scientists, we recently funded a number of African scientists to attend the African Quaternary, Environments, Ecology and Humans (AFQUA) congress.
Taking place at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi from July 14th to 22nd, this international congress brought together developed

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PAST supports Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya 2018

PAST supports Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya 2018

PAST was once again a key funder for African students attending the 2018 Koobi Fora Field School which took place in Kenya from June 9th to July 22nd.
This acclaimed international field research and training programme provides a deeply immersive experience for palaeoanthropology students to explore one of the most

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