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Please visit this page often – this is where we post the latest media releases about the archeology of Mossel Bay.

Many of the releases here are prepared by Mossel Bay Tourism. Please also visit their Media and Archaeology pages.

Garden Route Guide on Point of Human Origins

Posted on Wed May 25, 2016.

"I had the honour of being one of his earliest guests – and I’ve been back three or four times since. It doesn’t pale: rather, it gets more fascinating, and I get more hope for the future of humanity (and our planet) with every visit." Martin Hatchuell

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Point of Human Origins goes to the 2015 Getaway Show in Somerset West, Cape Town

Posted by Peter on Thu February 19, 2015 in News.

Point of Human Origins will be represented at the 2015 Cape Town Getaway Show by Fred Orban of the world renown Oystercatcher Trail. Visit us at Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West from 13 to 15 March 2015. Look forward to seeing you there!!

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Human Origins Tourism in Mossel Bay: Visitor numbers double - by Martin Hatchuel

Posted by Peter on Mon January 26, 2015 in Media Releases.

Mossel Bay’s Point of Human Origins Experience has already hosted more than two and a half times as many visitors during this year’s visitor season than it did during the same period last year.

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Oystercatcher Trail, South Africa: Trailing in humanity's footsteps - by Alison Stewart, Nov 4 2014

Posted on Thu November 6, 2014 in Online article.

There is plenty to marvel at and plenty to keep you awake at night on a hike into the birthplace of humankind, writes Alison Stewart.

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The unfolding water drama in the Anthropocene: towards a resilience-based perspective on water for global sustainability by J. Rockström et al - Wiley Online Library - 2014

Posted on Thu October 30, 2014 in Online article.

" In short, without planetary stewardship for water resilience, it is difficult to see how the world could eradicate poverty and hunger, two of the emerging Sustainable Development Goals to replace the UN Millennium Development Goals. To succeed with these twin objectives, of global water resilience and human development, will require a mind shift in water thinking, as well as a change in our views on ‘the environment’. The key is to shift away from yesterday's focus on how to reduce environmental impacts of human activities, towards reconnecting our societies with the biosphere and transition towards development within the safe and just operating space of a stable and resilient Earth system."

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