While crocodylian fossil swim traces have been described from other continents, to the best of our knowledge the examples we describe are the first such reptilian swim traces from Africa.
These trackways preserve an incredibly brief moment in time. More importantly, they tell us about ancient climates, and how turtle breeding ranges have changed over the millenia
Geomythology can be a powerful way to inspire more people on the continent to become interested in Africa’s palaeoscience.
Five major finds this year adds to our understanding of evolution and ancient life history.
South Africa’s fossils can step out of the shadows of being undated and undateable.
Palaeontological finds offer a compelling and profound way to think about our place in nature.
Ancient indigenous people often collected fossil shells, teeth and bones that have provided critical clues about human origins.
The discovery of two separate fossils tetrapod species proves that they lived all over the world by the end of Devonian.
A study has found that a local event rather than a global shift in climate caused the mass extinction in South Africa.
Plants, in their fossil forms, can reveal a great deal about past environments and climates.
You might recognise Spinosaurus, from Jurassic Park 3, but did you realise it is 100% an African dinosaur?