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Scientists in the footsteps of "Little Foot"

"Little Foot" is a 3.7 million year old Australopithecus.
Its almost complete fossil skeleton (95 %) has been discovered in the Silberberg cave, a large cavity in the karst network of the Sterkfontein site in South Africa. The site is made up of a group of caves that have yielded many animal and pre-human fossils. Together with other neighbouring sites, such as the Swartkrans site, they have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 under the name "South African Fossil Hominid Sites". It is in this region, also known as the "Cradle of Humanity", that the highest density of pre-human fossils known to date has been discovered.The scientific research conducted provides invaluable insight into the origins of the first hominines.

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