by Sheree-Ann Jooste

It is nearly Christmas – a time for family, for gathering, for stories.

Where did humanity as we know it come from?

What were our experiences?

Download the pdf for snippets of our past taken from …

1st-person Short Stories(click here)

From Mitochondrial Eve to Mandela—along the Homo sapiens Corridor

By J.M. Anderson and M de Wit

This is the story of humanity’s journey over the last 200 000 years, told best at 20 sites along a heritage corridor that cups the African continent.


Like any good story … it starts with “Once upon a time …”

“Once upon a time …….. about 220,000 years ago, a huge asteroid slammed into the Earth a little way north of Pretoria. It was surely the end of the world! There was utter devastation for hundreds of miles in all directions.

A shining star! Mitochondial Eve, as she has become lovingly known, saw the world in brighter tones than those around her.

….. or did they?”

Download the pdf to find out about: (click Here)

“Love; the moon & the deep blue sea” at Pinnacle Point

The first neckless at Blombos Cave

The Eland story at Boomplaas

Ostrich-men & Watermeide at Klein Swartberg

What happened with the “Tall Ships” arrived?

And more…


Keep watch for our next blog on the 4 billion year old story of Africa, the mother continent…coming January 2016


Merry Christmas from GA team


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