Point of Human Origins Experience
Our Point of Human Origins Tours are the result of the coordinated efforts of the following people and organisations:
- Tour archaeologist: Dr. Peter Nilssen
- Property: The property on which our tours take place is owned and managed by the Pinnacle Point Homeowners Association
- Research: SACP4 Project (South African Coastal Palaeoclimate, Palaeoenvironment, Palaeoecology, Palaeoanthropology Project) under the leadership of Professor Curtis Marean of the School of Human Origins at Arizona State University
- Custodians of the archaeology: SAHRA – the South African Heritage Resources Agency, and HWC – Heritage Western Cape
Cindy Nelson-Viljoen and Lynette Whittaker for naming and branding the tours.
The product of presentation took me by surprise. Although I knew I was in for a special experience, Dr. Peter Nielssen took me on a journey of future expectations which I owe to my human community and the habitat we have come to control. This site and its past has a strong message for our future. Especially, the integration of our community (or species if you'd like) in thought... Read More
Jan De Vynck
I found the talk and the tour that was given by Peter Nilssen to be incredibly interesting. His passion for what he does is inspiring. The views from the cave in itself is stunning!
Did the tour in March '15. First Peter Nilssen gave a really interesting talk about archeology, the area and the caves at Pinnacle Point. Even though it was a bit on the longer side it was never boring! After the talk we went to see the caves which was fascinating.
I contacted the Point of Human Origins via their website for a group of Americans visiting the Mosselbaai area. They responded right away and were extremely accommodating for everyone in attendance. Chris, our guide, was very informative and kept everyone interested in the history of the area. I learned more on this tour than I have on most other tours I've been on. We also arrived early and had... Read More