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Evolution: South Africa's hominin record is a fair-weather friend

Caving News from Science Daily -

The fossil record of early hominins in South Africa is biased towards periods of drier climate, suggests a study of cave deposits. This finding suggests there are gaps in the fossil record, potentially obscuring evolutionary patterns and affecting our understanding of both the habitats and dietary behaviors of early hominins in this region. South Africa's highest concentration of early hominin fossils comes from the 'Cradle of Humankind' caves northwest of Johannesburg.

Links - Added links to sister registry sites plus some other similar resources

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

Links to other websites and resources related to our work. Maps BDCC Google Map of Mendip Caves - A map of the Mendip area with a flexible and useful selection of topological and geographical overlays is available from Bracknell District Caving Club. This displays cave locations and information from the CSCC Access Guide database.

Constitution

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The Constitution of the Council of Southern Caving Clubs * The name shall be ‘The Council of Southern Caving Clubs’. * The objects shall be: * a. To encourage the exchange of information between caving clubs in the South of England. * b. The safeguarding of the interests of those clubs and individual cavers. * c. Maintaining friendly relations with similar bodies with a view to promoting and achieving objects of mutual interest.

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

MENDIP UNDERGROUND 5

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

MENDIP UNDERGROUND 5 |Mendip Underground}} Compiled and edited by registrars Alan Gray, Rob Taviner and Richard Witcombe. Described on ukCaving.com as setting 'a new international standard for caving guides' this is a thoroughly revised, full colour production featuring :-

For Sale

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

MINES and MINERALS of the MENDIP HILLS [Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills by Peter S Burr] by Peter S Burr “Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills will not only become the standard reference on the subject, it will remain so for many years” - Chris Howes, Descent

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

News

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

News Archive Star Mine Shaft It has been reported that the P-hangers in the concrete capping have been vandalised. They should be considered unsafe and must not be used. The shaft should be rigged using natural belays such as nearby trees (approx 10m away). If anyone has any information about who caused the damage please let us know. In view of the vandalism there are no immediate plans to replace the hangers.

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]