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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Cradle of Humankind Opens New Door to the Public

The Cradle of Humankind, a UN world heritage site near Johannesburg, South Africa, opens its doors wider to the public with the inauguration of a large new interpretation center and tours of the Sterkfontein cave complex. The Sterkfontein caves contain one of the world's largest fossil treasure troves bearing on human origins, including "Little Foot", an almost complete fossil skeleton of an australopithecus hominid about 4 million years old. The site is the oldest continuous paleo-anthropological dig in the world.

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