The Klasies River Landscape: Waves in time
|When:||Wednesday, 03 May 2017 - Wednesday, 03 May 2017|
|Where:||Braamfontein Campus East
Archaeology Seminar Room (Room 212), Origins Building,
Professor Sarah Wurz from the Wits School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies will present this archaeology seminar.
According to recent genetic studies, South Africa occupies a central position in the evolutionary phylogenetic tree of Homo sapiens. Klasies River was a favoured place for an unusually extended period of time, and as such provides a remarkable window into the lifeways and cognition of early Homo sapiens ancestors that settled in this area. Due to the Klasies River’s landscape’s significance in exploring modern human origins, it has been declared a National Monument in 2016. Wurz will discuss how Klasies River main site contributes to understanding the globally and universally important issue of modern human origins.
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