This is because it is only in the beautifully preserved rocks of the Makhonjwas that they are able to find the clues that science needs to learn about the earth's earliest history and the way life began.
this area is home to an incredible variety of endemic native plants and animals occurring only within this particular area in South Africa.
However, no consistent records of the origin for the division as of the minute) have ever been found, despite many speculations.
Historically, the word "minute" comes from the Latin pars minuta prima, meaning "first small part".
Some of these mines are still producing gold which makes them the oldest gold mines in the world.
The earliest records of how the earth’s crust was formed, has been provided by Scientific research from the Barberton Mountainlands.
If you were able to travel back in time to visit Earth during the Archaean period you would not recognize it as the same planet we inhabit today.
FOR MORE CLICK HERE The atmosphere was very different from today it most probably consisted of methane, ammonia, and other gases which would be toxic to most life on earth today.
In contrast to the hour, the minute (and the second) does not have a clear historical background.
What is traceable only is that it started being recorded in the Middle Ages due to the ability of construction of "precision" timepieces (mechanical and water clocks).