Drimolen Paleoanthropological Field School (2-23 July, 2014)
The site of Drimolen was discovered in 1992 near Swartkrans and Sterkfontein in the "Cradle of Humankind" World Heritage Site. 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 2.0-1.5 million years ago and is incredibly rich in primate fossils. Fossil hominins have been recovered during most field seasons. Apart from excavation at the site we also visit the fossil hominin sites of Sterkfontein and Swartkrans and have the rare opportunity to see the original fossil hominins from these important sites.
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Dr. Helen Kurki
Department of Anthropology
University of Victoria