South African youth learn fossil casting skills

In his blog entry on the Marapo Stones and Bones project yesterday, paleoanthropologist John Hawks relates details of an interesting project that trains South African youth to cast replicas of the human fossil heritage that is preserved and discovered near their own homes:

The project is proceeding with the ultimate goal of providing a standard set of hominin casts to every school in South Africa. What an incredible goal, and one I wish we could emulate here in the United States!

Hawks provides some great photos of his own visit to the project, and points out that “there is more information at the link from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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