Tag archives for South Africa
Within 24 hours of beginning their fossil recovery, scientists on the Rising Star Expedition discover that the cave contains more than one individual.
National Geographic Explorer Lee Berger calls his team of archaeologists “underground astronauts.” Watch this video and you can see why.
NG Explorer Lee Berger introduces his latest expedition, an exploration deep inside a landscape that has been home and tomb to humans and our ancestors for thousands of millennia.
As the camp gets set up, the caver/scientists get geared up, and I get psyched up, seeing hints of early hominids in the everyday things we do.
Excitement builds at the Rising Star Expedition in South Africa, where caver/scientists are preparing to excavate an exciting new find of early human ancestor fossils.
An international team of researchers will in the next few days begin excavations on a new site that may contain evidence of early human fossil remains in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COHWHS), some 40km north Johannesburg.
Join host Boyd Matson, as we survive potentially disastrous avalanche, swim with manta rays in Mozambique, walk the length of Africa looking for water, and follow our family tree’s roots throughout Asia.
PROJECT UPDATE: Civil unrest in Mozambique for the first time in 21 years has brought threat of civil war. We are therefore postponing the field work until February in the hopes that things will be settled and the roads passable by then.
Take a break under the oak trees on the Rim of Africa Mountain Trail with an interactive panorama and audio recording.
I selected Carter and Olivia Ries of the Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit One More Generation to be my second choice to profile for my series on young crusaders for National Geographic’s News Watch. I caught up with the brother and sister team of environmental conservationists just before they embark on a trip to South Africa to help…
I recently supervised the Master’s degree thesis project of Richard W Roeder, a German lawyer and Rotary Peace Studies Scholar at the University of Queensland who sought to ask the following research question: “How do Public Governance and Private Governance regarding the employment of Indigenous Australians / Historically Disadvantaged South Africans in the mining sector…
We received an email from Hannah Allderman, a 17-year old student in Cape Town, South Africa, who told us she is “mad about going green.” Hannah did a recycling project with a friend, Ellie Simpson, turning discarded plastic bottles into urban planters. “We got involved in the community, taught people about sustainable gardening, and made many…
We’ve covered marine protected areas (MPAs) a lot in Ocean Views. They come in different flavors and can have different goals, although the basic idea is designating part of the ocean with some kind of legal protection against harmful activities like overfishing or drilling for oil. Today, a new study published in Nature Communications found that…