The Hofmeyr skull exhibited at SciFest Africa, Grahamstown, SA

The East London Museum curates a valuable palaeoanthropological specimen, the Hofmeyr skull, which dated at 36 000 years represents an early example of the ancestry of all anatomically modern Homo sapiens. Hundreds of young learners from across the province (and other parts of the country) stopped to hear a presentation on the skull by museum scientist Kevin Cole. Intrigued at such an old human skull (though only a cast was displayed) being exhibited, there were many questions asked, the least of which is how we became human and why we have been given custodianship over all other life! More on this later …..

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