“Cradle of Humankind” an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kromdraai, Gauteng, South Africa
A “Hyperbolic Projection” of a 360° Panorama on a hill at the “Cradle of Humankind” (an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kromdraai, Gauteng, South Africa, Winter 2007).
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“Mrs Ples” (Australopithecus africanus) was found in this area in 1947, and is currently the oldest human fossil found to date. This gave rise to the idea that Africa is the “Cradle of Humankind”.
In 2008 two fossilised skeletons of a new species of early human (Australopithecus sediba) were discovered.
More panoramas and photos of the area around the “Cradle of Humankind”.
Cradle of Humankind Home Page (Maropeng):