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Origins of Early Sapien’s Behaviour

When: Saturday, 01 January 2022 - Monday, 31 October 2022
Where: Online Event
Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:10:00
Enquiries:

https://www.wits.ac.za/origins/contact-us/

A showcase of unique archaeological discoveries that have been made at the three sites.

This exhibition presents the culmination of 30 years of archaeological research in the southern Cape, undertaken by Professor Christopher Henshilwood, Dr Karen van Niekerk, Professor Sarah Wurz and their research teams at Blombos Cave, Klipdrift Shelter and Klasies River. It showcases the unique archaeological discoveries that have been made at the three sites, which were occupied by early Homo sapiens between 120 000 and 50 000 years ago, a key period in the evolution of modern human behaviour. Curated by Petro Keene (Evolutionary Studies Institute, Wits), the displays feature artefacts, artworks, an interactive area, films by award-winning filmmaker, Craig Foster, and a visualisation of the extraordinary lives and innovations of our early modern human ancestors.

Origins of Early Sapien's Behaviour

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