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A rock wall at the Market Place Restaurant at Maropeng, with the Tumulus Restaurant on the deck above. This wall is constructed of local rocks.
Maropeng Visitors’ Centre (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa) is situated in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa.
The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an exciting, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Early humans and their ancestors came to the Maropeng area to use the local rocks for tool-making as they pursued a hunter-gatherer way of life. The technology of these tools suggests they were made sometime between 1.0 and 0.5 million years ago during the Earlier Stone Age, prior to the appearance of modern Homo sapiens.