HUMANITY : Reimagining the story of human evolution
Professor Becky Ackermann
Sat, 11/11/2023 - 10:45
Western Cape
Time 10:45 for 11:00
Dear Members
We hope that as many of you will take advantage of the outing and talk (followed by an end-of year function) in November. Please note the CHANGE OF OUTING EXHIBITION AND VENUE ON SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER. The visit to Buffelsfontein has been postponed to 2024 because Petro Keene is no longer available to guide our members around the 'Origins' exhibition on Saturday as she is involved in setting up another exhibition at De Hoop, Southern Cape.
We invite you to join us for an end-of-year get-together after the talk on 14 November (note donation of R30 pp).
Note that the annual membership subscription fees for 2024 are due on 1 January 2024, and should be paid (preferably by EFT to Head Office. There will be an additional postage cost of R65 for the postage of 2 issues of the SA Archaeological Bulletin if the hard copy version is requested. The postage cost of The Digging Stick is included in the annual membership subscription. You will receive an automated subscription reminder with banking details in due course.
Archsoc Members only - Guided tour by Professor Becky Ackerman, Co-Director of HERI, the Human Evolution Research Institute, which drives African-led research on human evolution at UCT and across the continent.

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with HERI, has launched a new exhibition entitled: 'HUMANITY' at the Iziko South African Museum.  The exhibition reimagines the story of human evolution as centred on the diversity of humans today and how we came to be that way.  It focuses on the rich record of people found in South Africa and Africa.  In doing so, it reimagines our origins as a story of intelligence, creativity and endurance through time.
Entering the exhibition is an immersive experience where walls are shrouded in handcrafted reeds that tower to a star-filled sky.  The effect transports visitors from the typical museum space to a place where ancient storytelling - or lessons - seems natural.
RSVP : Lyne McLennan at
VENUE : The Iziko SA Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town. Tel: 021 481 3800 - Meet in the foyer, to the right, after passing through the Reception area.
ENTRANCE FEES: Adults R40; Pensionsers (with SA ID), Students and Scholars R20. There will be no ArchSoc fee.