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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Cradle of Humankind

“Probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed.”  --Charles Darwin
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After arriving in South Africa I explored the Cradle of Humankind Museum to learn about our ancestry.  (Read more here)

14 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What an interesting post as I have never been to Maropeng. I have been to Sterkfontein, where the skull of "Mrs Ples" was discovered at the Sterkfontein Caves, near Krugersdorp, on April 18, 1947. The discovery was made by Dr Robert Broom of the Transvaal Museum, with his assistant, John Robinson. Diane

Abraham Wesley Lincoln said...

The naked lady stopped me dead.

The HOMI-NERD looks like the guy who worked on my computer.

Billion. That is an big number. I saw a program describing our universe and it was said that there are "billions" of galaxies. When I try to imagine one billion I run out of places to put all the numbers in my little brain.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Gaelyn I am sure you will enjoy Sterkfontein Caves, they were not far from where we lived so I went there several times. Diane

Al said...

That looks like a fascinating museum. Thanks for the tour!

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks for the grand tour and history and geography lessons.
I once did a paper on the evolution of the horse--which was quite nice. The flaw was I went to a Catholic school and I learned real quick that evolution was not to be talked about. Ouch! They never did talk about it and I never learned. LOL
But we gotta believe what life presents us and so much points to that theory.

I will send you a fuzzy picture of my blue turquoise. MB

Janie said...

I like the way the museum's structure looks like a burial mound. Looks like a fantastic exhibit!

Carolyn said...

What a fascinating post Gaelyn. I have been working on my family tree but I haven't got back that far yet!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Really fascinating and to think we all come from a bacteria!

Barb said...

I like learning something new, Gaelyn, so thank you for this post. It is coincidental that I just took 3 of my Grands to the Science and History Museum in Denver where we learned a bit about the beginnings of civilization. This exhibit looks much more extensive.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: I remember Joan showing this place, it seems quite interesting.
My feet had a lot of swelling from our Europe trip.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Because of the time difference, I almost missed this one Gaelyn. Your photo's came out brilliantly of the place and it is altogether a fascinating article. I wonder how warm thet fire was? :)

Arija said...

My, oh my, what a fast track forward education you got! Thanks for sharing it.

Firefly said...

Maropeng and The Cradle of Humenkind is a wonderful museum and exhibit. Visiting Sterkfontein Caves is a great way to top off a visit to the centre. It is great to know that mankind probably developed right here in South Africa.

Rambling Woods said...

I think I remember Joan posting about this..interesting.. all I could think of was how perky the breasts were on that female.. Not sure what a shrink would think of that..LOL...

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