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.
Of the many wonderful thing we experienced in our month long trip to SA, this was a highlight. Our guide Christopher led us on an amaxing journey to 160,000 years in our past. We stood on the same ground as the common ancestors of every living human on earth. We touched tools used by our ancestor 160,000 years ago. Beside the physical beauty of the coast the mental pictures... Read More
A life chaging experience
St. Augustine, Florida
Incredible walk with awesome views. Our guide was extremely passionate and knowledgeable & answered our questions eagerly. All details were expertly and thoroughly explained with interest and context. I really felt that if I had squinted my eyes a little I could have seen these early human families sitting in the caves getting on with their lives. This experience is the only time I have felt a real connection... Read More
Nestled somewhat incongruously beneath a modern clifftop golf course are the caves which form the Point of Human Origins. Once inhabited by our ancestors of 200,000 years ago, the spectacularly beautiful location certainly makes you think. The visits here are small group tours with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, in our case it was Christopher. He explained how the caves were first discovered (through the environmental surveys for the... Read More
Prehistory meets the 21st Century!
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