A visit to the
newly opened Origins Centre is an absolute must for every
tourist visiting South Africa.
Not only does the museum have an
outstanding, and fascinating, collection of rock paintings,
engravings and artifiacts, but more importantly, the history of
South Africa is told, through the art of the San people.
If we want to
understand the culture, the spiritual beliefs, and the very
essence of the Zulu and Xhosa people as they are today, and even
the reasons for the development of Soweto and other townships -
we need to take a step back a few hundred years, and follow the
path that the rock art stories can tell us ...
Humanity's Origins in Africa
research has shown that modern human DNA lineages originally
come out of Africa. We all share 99.9% of our DNA
Between 150 000 to
200 000 years ago modern Homeo sapiens sapiens evolved in
Africa. They then left the continent and settled throughout the
entire world ...
Middle East – 100
000 years ago
Asia & Europe – 70 000 years ago
America – 25 000 years ago
Artifacts of the San people. A
hunter-gatherer way of life