North Yorkshire Moors and Cleveland
Saltburn by the Sea
The Cradle of
northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in
the Gauteng province.
Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in
1999, the name Cradle of Mankind reflects the fact that the
site has produced a large number of (as well as some of the oldes) hominid
fossils ever found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago.
The sites to the east of Lake Turkana in Kenya where early hominid fossils
have also been found is also often called the Cradle of Mankind.
The Cradle of the Farndale
family is the North Yorkshire moors, originating in Farndale itself and then spreading out,
often northwards. If there is a town in the early recorded history of the
modern Farndales, which we might refer to as the Cradle of the Farndale
family, it will be Brotton,
or perhaps Kilton.