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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.

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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Comments

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 2 years ago

    Very interesting ! Beautiful wall.

  • Thank you Liz. It’s a very interesting place, you should consider a visit if you haven’t been yet.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 2 years ago

    Looks amazing Maree, beautiful capture and presentation

  • Thanks Andrea. I just love rock walls, would love one like this in my garden…

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago


    2013/04/13 2 x Day

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