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Field School Announcement
2014 Drimolen, South Africa Archaeology Field School
Sponsor: University of Victoria & University of Johannesburg
Contact Information
Dr. Helen Kurki
Department of Anthropology
University of Victoria
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2 Canada
Phone: 250 721 7045
Email: hkurki@uvic.ca
URL http://http://anthropology.uvic.ca/undergraduate/field_schools.php
Description
The site of Drimolen was discovered in 1992 near Swartkrans and Sterkfontein in the Cradle of Humankind, 40 km outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is one of the richest fossil hominin sites in southern Africa, having produced over 100 hominin fossils representing Paranthropus robustus and early Homo. The Drimolen fossil site is unique in that has produced some of the youngest infant hominin fossils ever discovered in Africa. The site dates to approximately 1.5 million years ago and is incredibly rich in primate fossils. Fossil hominins have been recovered during most field seasons. For more information: http://anthropology.uvic.ca/undergraduate/field_schools.php
Keywords: Archaeology | homo | robustus
This announcement will be displayed until: 02/07/2014
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