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The Fossil World of Bolt’s Farm

Are you fascinated by fossils? Have you always dreamed of being a palaeontologist?

DITSONG Bolt's Farm palaeontology

Then this exhibition is for you! Le Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique (The French National Center for Scientific Research – CNRS) and the DITSONG Museums invite you to discover the fossils of Bolt’s Farm and learn more about palaeontological excavations.
     The DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History in Pretoria welcomes this new exhibition to celebrate several anniversaries: CNRS (80 years), DITSONG: Museums of South Africa (20 years) and the National Research Foundation (20 years).
     The exhibition aims to introduce visitors to the South African historical and palaeontological heritage related to the evolution of biodiversity (including humans) between 4.5 and 0.9 million years ago. It will also be an opportunity to learn more about the activities of the palaeontologist, from the field excavation to the collection.
     The exhibited fossils come from the Bolt’s Farm site, in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.
     The exhibition will address the specificities of Bolt’s Farm and its history, the geological formations of caves and fossils, the scientific disciplines related to this subject, the journey of the fossil from its discovery to the museum, and examples of emblematic fossils found on the site. In addition to a 330-square-metre exhibition space, young children will experience a day in the life of a palaeontologist through an educational space of 70 square metres.

VENUE: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History | 432 Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria

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