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South Africa Adventure

Cradle of Human Kind

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yesterday on the 6th day of our South African Journey we traveled to the cradle of human kind and learned that the Caves of South Africa hold the key to our origins. Australopithecus -Africanus was discovered almost entirely intact after the area was upturned by Lime-stone miners sometime in the mid-1900s. To be there where the origins of our species are thought to originate is an awe-inspiring event. It is also something that very few people have the opportunity to experience because of the remote location. Caving has always been a great hobby of mine and the cave system there at Sterkfontein were among the most impressive that I have had the privilege to explore; especially because of the historical significance of the site. 


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Essential Programs Details

Duration 12 days
When June 2nd - 13th, 2009
Focus Wildlife Research/Conservation
Political History