Awakening The Human Spirit

Point Discovery Centre

All humans alive today are descendants of a small, core population of perhaps only a few hundred individuals who survived an ice age by taking refuge here in South Africa more than 160,000 years ago.

  • How did they do this? What can we learn from them that will take us into an uncertain future of climate change and dwindling resources?
  • What can we learn about how we interact with our world?
  • What can we learn about ourselves as a species? About the similarities that bind us all?

Mossel Bay’s Point Discovery Centre - our planned multi-purpose building right next door to the site of South Africa’s first scientific archaeological excavations - hopes to answer these questions. And more.

Observe the present.
Consider the past.
Ponder the future.

About Us

We’re planning a centre that will reconnect us with our environment - and that will reconnect us with each other through our shared, ancient heritage.

The Dream

 

Site Pinnacle Point 13B Mouth

Just as our ancestors faced the prospect of extinction thousands of years ago our very near descendants are once again facing the very real prospect of extinction...

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The Company

 

Point Discovery Centre

We’re planning a centre that will reconnect us with our environment - and that will reconnect us with each other through our shared, ancient heritage.

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The Team

 

Site Pinnacle Point 13B

Awakening the human spirit means creating a new conscience for - and a new consciousness around - the human journey. How did we lose contact with the earth? Why m...

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Funding

 

Pinnacle Point Site 13B

Awakening the human spirit.

Who’s paying for this?

The Point Discovery Centre Not-for-profit Company was set up by the Municipality of Mossel B...

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Get Involved

Together, we can learn from the past, consider the present, and ponder the future.

How can you get involved?

Creating the facilities and programmes for The Point Discovery Centre will require a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, sociologists, designers, engineers, artisans, project managers, and business people. And it’s going to need money, too, of course.

Research

 

Scientific American 2010

Scientific American articles by Prof. Curtis W. Marean

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Heritage Site

 

Heritage Site

Proposed Site for the Point Discovery Centre

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Visit Mossel Bay

 

"162,000 years of holidays in Mossel Bay - Why did our ancestors live in Mossel Bay? And how? And what did they learn here?"

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AA Traveller magazine - Summer 2016/2017 (Page 20 - 24)

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