Cradle of Humankind Tour
Half Day in Johannesburg by African Eagle Of The Southern Territories
Not available for the date 25 December! Pick up from your hotel for a half day tour of the Cradle of Humankind. Just outside of the fast-paced city of Johannesburg lies one of the most important archaeological sites for human evolution studies, the aptly named Cradle of Humankind. It is one of South Africa’s eight Heritage Sites and consists of a network of limestone subterranean caves that hold a rich hominoid fossil record. The caves, including the Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai, tell the story of what the world was like when our human ancestors were evolving some two to three million years ago, and lend credence to the theory that humans and their ancestors evolved in Africa first. In 1947 one of the first major discoveries was made at the Sterkfontein Caves of a pre-human skull dating back more than 2-million years. The skull was classified as Plesianthropus transvaalensis and hence shorted to ‘Mrs Ples’. Aside from fossil displays the Cradle of Humankind also includes a variety of other activities and facilities. Transfer back to your hotel at the conclusion of the tour.
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