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28 Oct 2023
The introduction of herding – a way of life which centres on keeping herds of mobile domesticated animals – significantly changed Africa’s genetic, economic, social and cultural landscapes during the last 10,000 years.
24 Oct 2023
Greetings Fellow AFC Members and Friends,
The final Term of 2023 is drawing to a close and exams are fast approaching. Before everyone
finishes up their final assignments and retreats for Consolidation, the AFC Executive would like
05 Oct 2023
NESP Call for applications
URGENT: Open call for Master’s Applications
DHET NESP (NURTURING EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAMME) IN ARCHAEOLOGY/PALAEOANTHROPOLOGY (2024)
30 Sep 2023
Dear members, some of you have watched the Netflix documentary (Cave of Bones) and a recent podcast was released this week discussing it. Here are the links to the podcast:
21 Sep 2023
The South African Archaeological Society is saddened to record the passing of historian Henry Charles Bredekamp, widely known as Jatti, on 20 September 2023 at the age of 78.
21 Sep 2023
The discovery of ancient wooden logs in the banks of a river in Zambia has changed archaeologists' understanding of ancient human life. Researchers found evidence the wood had been used to build a structure almost half a million years ago.
Controversy related to the permission granted to send remains of Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi into space
13 Sep 2023
Dear members, we recently received news that has resulted in a lot of press today about the Virgin Galactic mission that carried the bones of Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi. It has caused a lot of controversy and you can read the article on this link:
11 Sep 2023
After the Council meeting on 7 September 2023, the members welcomed Yvonne Viljoen who retired from the Council and the Western Cape Branch committee in April this year. The Vice President, Dr Antonia Malan, presented her with the President's Medal for her outstanding contribution to the
26 Aug 2023
Dear members, we have listed some videos that are freely available on YouTube for you that relate to some of the recent debates and findings that have been circulating in the media.
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