This was an area in which early anatomically modern humans survived, evolved and thrived, before spreading out of Africa to other continents.
Tropical cyclones are becoming more frequent in the Indian Ocean. Here’s why and what that means.
The medicine container was found in a painted rock shelter. A radio carbon date of the horn container places it at around AD 1461-1630.
Simply put, southern Africans are experiencing heat stress more often than in 1979.
Studying fossil dung offers another avenue for scientists trying to recreate ancient landscapes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to make tourism more sustainable in Africa, improving the lives of local communities rather than just catering to international visitors.
The first speech sounds were uttered about 70,000 years ago and not hundreds of thousands of years ago as is sometimes claimed.
Even by conservative estimates, Mozambique’s snakebite figures are far higher than previously thought.
Fossil footprints are a treasure chest of information.
Sometimes archaeologists can “hear” the ancient past using acoustic methods.
Shared designs for stone tools across southern Africa show early humans had wide social connections before beginning to migrate to the rest of the world.
500 million people live in 19 African countries deemed “water insecure”.
Repeat photography has been used to document vegetation change in Africa since the 1950s; in the last 30 years there’s been an explosion of interest.
Southern Africa’s current above-average rainfall is a climate variability signal - a short-term fluctuation in average wet-season conditions.
The moth cocoons are the first archaeological evidence of shamanic ritual paraphernalia in southern Africa.
Detailed field notes can help researchers track down rare species.
The picture seems hopeless, but with mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies driven through COP26, southern Africa can reduce the impacts of climate change on local livelihoods.
Species distribution data – or a lack thereof – can have a major bearing on how a country’s Key Biodiversity Areas and protected areas are designated.
The report projects an increase in mean temperatures and hot extremes across the continent. Worryingly the rate of temperature increase across the continent exceeds the global average.
Baobab flowers have male and female parts but individual trees appear to be favouring one rather than the other. To keep tree populations healthy and fruitful, both types are needed.