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South Africa: a home more ancient than anyone thought

To an archaeologist, anthropologist or geneticist, South Africa is irresistible

And to tantalise the scientific tastebuds even further, two studies which came out this week and last have found that South Africa holds an even more ancient human history than anyone thought. 426 more words

Archaeology

One Day You Realized

So that one day you realized that what you wanted had already happened, and long ago in the dwelling place in which you lived before you began, and that every step along the way, you carried the heart and the mind and the promise, that first set you off then drew you on, and that: you were marvelous in your simple wish to find a way than the gilded roofs of any destination you could reach: 906 more words

The Last Hunter-Gatherers

“Mutana,” they greeted us with their hands extended, dressed in a unique combination of animal skins and cargo shorts that only the Hadzabe could rock. They spoke only Hadza- not a word Kiswahili and definitely no English. 255 more words

Tanzania

Primitive Perspectives

Excerpts From “The Gods Must Be Crazy I”

“For the first time there was something that could not be shared because there was only one of it. 494 more words

Inspiration

“The Hired Man” by Rae Ellen Lee

This story appears in the adult bedtime book “Not Your Mother’s Book…On SEX.” 

“I have a confession to make,” my 60-year-old husband, Tom, said. Since our life together had featured a lot of heavy-weather sailing, there wasn’t much he could say to shock me. 1,357 more words

Books

Reviewer Diary: Sanbona Private Game Reserve

Located a mere half-hour drive from the Avalon hot springs in Montagu on Route 62 is the Sanbona Private Game Reserve. The drive through Route 62 was pleasant enough, but once we entered the reserve, the landscape became staggeringly beautiful with an overwhelmingly timeless feel and prehistoric quality about it. 410 more words

Luxury Accommodation

Do you hear the stars singing?

After an evening swim, I sat outside on my little veranda with a pot of freshly brewed raspberry leaf tea and sipped its fruity deliciousness. I counted the stars as they burned themselves into the heavens. 341 more words

Earth Whispers