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Education Series - What was South Africa like in 1750?

HEAR THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM AN EXPERT, SEE THE EVIDENCE, UNDERSTAND HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW

Due to public demand, Origins Centre is offering lectures on topics in the CAPS Curriculum, all year round. Book your seats for your class group TODAY!

These lectures aim to: Give learners and educators insight into the world of archaeology and palaeo-science to help them engage with and understand specific topics in the curriculum.

 

Experts from WITS will present information to learners at appropriate levels. We are offering the following lectures:

Hunter gatherers & herders

GRADE 5: Social Sciences

Mapungubwe

GRADE 6: Social Sciences

What was South Africa like in 1750?

GRADE 10: History

Life Sciences - Human Evolution

GRADE 11-12 

LECTURES BY:

PROF AMANDA ESTERHUYSEN

Amanda is an Associate Professor in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, and she manages the Origins Centre.

She has produced educational materials on Thulamela, Sterkfontein and the Cradle of Humankind. In 2000 she was appointed to the Education Minister’s History and Archaeology task team, and more recently a member of the task team appointed by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, to review the History curriculum.

She has published extensively in her area of archaeological research, as well as on the teaching of archaeology.

DR TAMMY HODGSKISS

Tammy is the Curator at the Origins Centre. She is an archaeologist and her research focus is on the use of ochre and pigment in the Middle Stone Age in South Africa, and the significant behavioural and cognitive developments in Homo sapiens during that time. She worked at ETHER, giving workshops on heritage management and conservation, and has worked at the South African Rock Art Digital Archive.

 

Book now to secure a place and time!

R60 per person

The lecture will last 1 hour (with question and answer time). This will be followed by a tour of the Origins museum.

Please let us know if you need assistance with transport costs.

VENUE: Origins Centre, Wits University

(Cnr Yale & Enoch Sontonga roads,

Wits University, Braamfontein, 2050)

TICKET PRICE: R60

ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS: bongiwe.ndulula@wits.ac.za OR call +27 (0)11 717-4700/13

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