Sterkfontein Caves and Travel to Musina

On our off day, we had a great opportunity to visit the Sterkfontein Caves at the Cradle of Humankind.  The caves were the site of numerous hominid fossil finds, and also have excellent examples of flowstone.  Our group is now heading to Musina, a small town near the mine site that we’ll be conducting fieldwork and sampling.

Animals and early hominids fell through holes like this one, down into caves where their remains were preserved for future generations to find and study.