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Tawane, Gaokgatlhe Mirriam

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Witwatersrand, U. of
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Tawane, Dr. Gaokgatlhe, U. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa - To aid public awareness on 'Taking Palaeosciences to Rural Taung,' 2016, Taung, South Africa

Preliminary abstract: This project aims at taking palaeoscience to the rural areas of Taung in North West. Taung is known for the famous finds of Australopithecus africanus in 1924 in the area. Despite the discovery happening almost a decade ago, human evolution still remains a foreign topic to the locals and scholars. Rural schools with very less resources in the area will be visited. Human evolution lectures and workshops will be conducted with school learners and teachers. The aim will be to create interest towards Palaeoscience in the general community that could lead to Palaeoscience being chosen as the subject of choice.