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Scientists to take the public through their discoveries of vestiges of ancient Hominids

Scientists to take the public through their discoveries of vestiges of ancient Hominids

The FNCC will host a conference on “Human Origins in Namibia: looking for other cradles of humankind in Southern Africa” on Tuesday, 5 December at 18h00. The conference will be free of charge and will take place in the FNCC Cinema.

The cradle of humankind is undoubtedly located in Africa. But there are vast areas of the continent still unexplored by paleoanthropologists.

An international team of researchers is exploring ancient Namibian caves that could have preserved a fossilized page of our evolutionary history. The first explorations of the HoN project, Human Origins in Namibia, began at the end of 2015.

These missions will last several years, in the north-east of Namibia, on the border with Botswana, which presents in a perfect straight line a set of small hills which are the center of the project’s concerns: the Aha Hills.

At the conference the team of scientists will answer all these questions and more during the conference at FNCC. They will take the public through their discoveries of vestiges of ancient Hominids that have led them to believe that Namibia could potentially be another cradle of humankind, just like East Africa.

The panel will consist of Laurent Bruxelles, head of the mission, Geomorphologist, karstologist and geoarchaeologist; Marc Jarry, archaeologist; Francis Duranthon, paleontologist; and Grégory Dandurand, speleologist, karstologist and geoarchaeologist.

The scientists will be available for a question and answer session after the conference and the public is invited to join the discussions to discover more about the importance of Namibia in the quest for defining Human Origins.


 

 

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