Jenny Pheiffer, Head of Group Brand and Sponsorships, Standard Bank and Professor Robert Blumenschine, Lead Scientist, The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) discuss the Launch of the All From One Campaign at Standard Bank¹s Rosebank building, to celebrate Africa as the birthplace of humankind and improve the public¹s awareness of their
Looks aside DNA shows we¹re all 99.9% alike. Fossil and genetic evidence supports this completely, confirming that Africa is humankind¹s birthplace, but that ancient changes in environments from cold and rainy to sunny and dry shaped human development over the eons. Thus our differences in skin and facial
An environmental crisis is upon us today and a sixth mass extinction may occur in as little as 10 human generations says Prof Robert Blumenschine, Chief Scientist at PAST.
It is time to embrace our shared African origins to secure the future of humankind, writes Andrea Leenen, CEO of the Palaeontoloical Scientific trust (PAST) in the November 2015 issue of Creative Feel Magazine.
It is important for everyone ‹ from captains of industry to school children ‹ to understand that documented extinction is happening at a faster rate than our planet has seen in the past 66-million years. If this continues, Earth would have reached the 75% threshold for mass extinction in as
The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and its key partners, which include the Department of Science and Technology and Standard Bank, on 10 November 2015, launched the All From One campaign and exhibition at Standard Bank’s Rosebank building, 30 Baker St, to celebrate Africa as the birthplace of humankind and improve
Since 1994, PAST has grown from an organization funding human origins research at Sterkfontein to the largest independent, African-based supporter of research, education and public outreach in all of the palaeontological sciences across the continent. PAST has funded hundreds of postgraduate bursaries and grants for research, technical training, conferences and publications.