Our Vision and Mission
Welcome! While your experience with us involves a visit to a world renowned Middle Stone Age archaeological cave site, our main goals are to create awareness of the original human design, to awaken the human spirit, and to inspire people to change the way they behave towards all life on our planet. We aim to reconnect people with nature, each other and themselves through our shared cultural and natural heritage. Ultimately, we intend to create a research centre with the purpose of transforming human behaviour from its current dysfunctional state into one that serves the environment and all life in it.
Archaeology's focus is on reconstructing human behaviour from the material remains discovered in archaeological sites. The archaeological record is like a road map of our development with signposts of where we've been, what we've done, what has worked for us and what has not. We use the archaeological record as a springboard to talk about the human condition today. We show that our earliest ancestors' behaviour was guided by knowledge and belief systems based in and connected with nature. We focus on the origins of human behaviour in an attempt to understand our behaviour today, and how we might change our behaviour for the better of all life on earth.
The product of presentation took me by surprise. Although I knew I was in for a special experience, Dr. Peter Nilssen 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