Origins Centre
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Discovering our roots: Interpreting the History of the San People
The Origins Centre, located in Johannesburg's historically and culturally significant University of the Witwatersrand, houses displays and artworks showcasing the origins of humans. Full of interactive displays and assisted with guided or self-tour options by means of an audio guide (available in different languages), the Origins Centre will not only change the way you thought about our existence in this world, but will also give you further insight into the way that humans have developed over the ages. There is a specific focus on Southern African human development, but there is enough information to keep even the most feeble of minds wanting more. The image in this post, shows 5 of 11 panels which depict the history of the San people of South Africa. Created by women's groups in South Africa, the 11 panels are divided into 3 groups. The first 3 panels show San life in the distant past. The next 5 panels (as shown in the picture) show events influencing the San over the last 2000 years with an emphasis on the colonial past. The last 3 panels show issues influencing the San today.
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The Origins Center
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