Karoo firewalkers make tracks amid lava flows!
UCT Associate Prof Emese Bordy and colleagues describe vertebrate trackways that offer rare insights about ancient life in a stressful, hostile environment some 183 million years ago in the Early Jurassic.
Namibian rocks point to reorganisation of the marine calcium cycle
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues have uncovered isotopic changes in rocks from southern Namibia that suggest a reorganization of the marine calcium cycle, just as animals were starting to build skeletons for the first time.
Phosphate availability in Mesoproterzoic seas
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues studied 1300 million year old sediments from Australia, and provide strong evidence that phosphate was readily available in Mesoproterozoic seas, and did not present a barrier to microbial ecosystems...
Rock stars! Rock stars! Rock stars!
Mhairi Reid, Emese Bordy, Wendy Taylor and colleagues from Stellenbosch, Cambridge and Cincinnati reconstructed an Early Devonian seabed! Dig up their articles here and
New giant dinosaur found in South Africa!
Scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of the Witwatersrand, Oxford University, and the South African National Museum have described a plant-eating dinosaur that was the largest land animal on Earth, nearly 200 mya.

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Friday, 18 September 2020
A double accolade for Dr Bogdana Radu

Congratulations to Dr Radu who has received the Prix d'excellence these/PhD thesis award 2019 from the Foundation de l'Université Jean Monnet, as well as the Prix Ami Boué 2019 award from the Societe Geologique de France.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 10:00
Geological Adventures in the Fairest Cape

Ever wondered about the rocks and strata that make up the stunning Western Cape landscape? In his new book, Geological Adventures in the Fairest Cape: unlocking the Secrets of its Scenery, John Rogers sheds invaluable light.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 19:30
HERI on EKSE on Cape Town TV!

HERI's Dr Robyn Pickering and Nomawethu Hlazo at EKSE on Cape Town TV

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 09:45
Million year old monkey

Dr Pickering, a lead researcher involved in the discovery of an extinct monkey species in the Dominican Republic.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 - 12:15