Father of all humankind is 340,000 years old

Father of all humankind is 340,000 years oldDNA evidence has revealed that the oldest known common male ancestor is 340,000 years old, more than twice as old as previous estimates.

Traditional Healers Straddle Two Worlds in South Africa’s Fight Against HIV

Traditional Healers Straddle Two Worlds in South Africa’s Fight Against HIVNozolile Zintoyinto’s 82-year-old eyes widened when she looked up at the corrugated iron ceiling of her mud hut. “I hope it does not collapse!” she exclaimed. A thunderstorm, accompanied by pounding rain, was lashing the Bulungula district in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.

Traces of America's most ancient shamans found

Traces of AmericaIn the Isthmus of Panama, in the archaeological mound of Casita de Piedra, a group of a dozen of stones was discovered. The discovery became the earliest evidence of practicing shamanism in Central America. About 4,000 years ago, the stones were brought here in bags or baskets, which eventually turned into ashes.

Religious Ceremonies of the Caddo Tribe

Religious Ceremonies of the Caddo TribeThe Caddo are a Native American tribe whose homeland covers parts of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Caddo culture thrived between C.E. 700 until the late 17th century when diseases from European settlers decimated Caddo populations. The Caddo observed many religious and spiritual ceremonies that aligned with the seasons and natural events throughout the year.

From running a go-kart track in Greenwich to fighting oil giants in the Amazon: The 49-year-old Brit

From running a go-kart track in Greenwich to fighting oil giants in the Amazon: The 49-year-old BritA British woman is fighting to save a South American rainforest from an oil company after marrying the leader of the local tribe.
Mari Muench, a mother-of-one from south London, met Patricio Jipa, a Kichwa tribe shaman, during a trip to Ecuador in 2008 where he wooed her with a poisonous frog.