ECO-Ranger Fossil Outing
Iziko Fossil Outing : 24 April 2010
Our tour started at 9h00, an hour before the official opening of the museum. So we were the only group in the museum for the first hour. They had a Paleontologist that is working on the Australopithecus sediba fossil, from Gauteng, at the display of the famous fossil. She took her time explaining which bones were found first, and how the excitement grew as more fossilised bones were found. She explained all the special features of this fossil, e.g. long arms like an ape but long legs capable of striding like a human. The children and adults could ask all questions they wanted.
After 10h00, when the museum was open to everyone, the fossil was surrounded by so many people that we were very thankful to have been able to be there early!