Volume 33 1997

Volume 33 1997

 

Recent Submissions

  • Unknown author (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
  • Tobias, Phillip V. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    The opening up of the Makapansgat Limeworks deposit as an early hominid site was closely linked with the early years of the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research. Much of the history of the events leading ...
  • Rubidge, Bruce S. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    The Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research at the University of the Witwatersrand was established from an endowment made by Bernard Price in 1945. Now, a mere 50 years later, the Institute ranks as a ...
  • Rayner, R. J.; Bamford, M. K.; Brothers, D. J.; Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S.; McKay, I. J.; Oberprieler, R. G.; Waters, S. B. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    The Orapa kimberlite pipe, situated in north-central Botswana, is well-known for its rich reserves of diamonds. It is indeed one of the largest and richest diamond mines in the world. The kimberlite magma transporting ...
  • Raath, M. A. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    From humble beginnings at the conclusion of the Second World War, the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research has developed into a major centre of palaeontological research and training whose contribution ...
  • Anderson, Heidi Marguerite; Anderson, John Malcom (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    Advances through the past 50 years (1945 to 1995) have shown, indisputably, that the Permo-Triassic Karoo flora (with associated insect faunas) is as important globally as is the famous tetrapod fauna. We justify this ...
  • MacRae, C. S.; Aitken, G. A. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    A brief chronological summary of the palynological research carried out by students and past members of the staff at the Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research is presented. The contribution that each of ...
  • Hancox, P. J.; Rubidge, B. S. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    The Permo-Carboniferous to Jurassic aged rocks off the main Karoo Basin of South Africa are world renowned for the wealth of synapsid reptile and early dinosaur fossils, which have allowed a ten-fold biostratigraphic ...
  • Gow, Chris E. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    It has long been known that mammals belong to the group Synapsida (more familiar to most in South Africa by the now discredited term Mammal-like Reptiles), a group with a long fossil history, much of which was first ...
  • Chinsamy, Anusuya (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    Soon after death and burial of an animal, the organic components of bone generally decay. The closely associated inorganic components (mainly apatite) are more resilient and even after millions of years of burial, preserve ...
  • Brain (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1997)
    The basic principles of African cave taphonomy were formulated in 1976, but twenty years earlier, Raymond Dart embarked on a pioneering taphonomic investigation into a hominid-bearing fossil assemblage from the Makapansgat ...