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Cradle of life : the story of the Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind / Vincent Carruthers ; with contributions by Marina Elliott.

Carruthers, Vincent, (author.). Elliott, Marina C., (contributor.).

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  • ISBN: 1775845974
  • ISBN: 9781775845973
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some coloured), maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : Struik Nature, 2019.
  • Manufacturer: Cape Town, South Africa : Novus Print Solutions, 2019

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-249) and index.
Introduction. The Cradle-Magaliesbeg -- The Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve -- The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Part 1. Life and landscape. 1. The birth of the planet - 2. The first landmass and early life - 3. Evolution and extinction - 4. Africa. Part 2. Human evolution. 5. The human evolutionary line - 6. The Cradle hominins - 7. The human genus. Part 3. Archeology and history. 8. The first people - 9. The nineteenth century - 10. Boers and British - 11. Science and engineering. Conclusion. The Anthropocene.
Summary, etc.:
"The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve is the jewel in South Africa's evolutionary crown: an area 'of outstanding universal value', it has attracted world-wide interest and furnished key evidence about where, when and how we came to be. The greater Magaliesberg area is peppered with some 200 caves and has a unique geology, history and biodiversity. For decades now, specialists have been combing the area to uncover evidence of our heritage. In his spectacular new title, Vincent Carruthers guides readers along a timeline, from the birth of our planet through to developments of the twenty first century. Along the way he documents the formation of our landscapes and the emergence of life, the rise of hominins, the stone and iron ages, early settlement, migrations, wars and modern developments in the Magaliesberg - the entire evolution of life up to the present, as we know it. Vividly illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, Cradle of Life portrays the intrigue and importance of the site, taking readers on a magical journey of discovery"--Back cover.
Subject: Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (South Africa)
Magaliesberg (South Africa) > History.
Fossil hominids > South Africa > Magaliesberg.
Human evolution > South Africa > Magaliesberg.
Animals, Fossil > South Africa > Magaliesberg.
Human remains (Archaeology) > South Africa > Magaliesberg.
Prehistoric peoples > South Africa.
Archaeology > South Africa.

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