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Just briefly. Our Cultures helps people from different countries to understand each other better via various events, workshops, visual and verbal communication also through opportunities for cross cultural interactions to increase social cohesion and collaboration between diverse communities.
To find out more about Our Cultures follow this link.
Now dive in and get to know your migrant family.
Did you know that every single human on the planet including you have the same ancestral mother?
That’s right. Through DNA scientists have traced our common mother so called ‘Mitochondrial Eve’ who is the matrilineal most recent common ancestor of all currently living humans, the most recent woman from whom all living humans descend in an unbroken line purely through their mothers, and through the mothers of those mothers, back until all lines converge on one woman, Mitochondrial Eve from East Africa.
Yes, we all are distant brothers and sisters.
How we spread across Eurasia?
It happened several times. First Australophitecus about 3 million years ago made it to Eurasia. Then Homo erectus about 1.9 million years ago through the Levantine corridor and Horn of Africa. After Homo erectus from whom Neanderthals evolved. And finally Homo sapiens, modern humans. They migrated to Eurasia and most importantly survived until nowadays. The descendants of Mitochondrial Eve from East Africa and that’s roughly 60-70,000 years ago.
Our journey through Europe
European early modern humans (Homo sapiens) is a term for the earliest populations of anatomically modern humans in Europe, during the Upper Paleolithic. It is taken to include fossils from throughout the Last Glacial Maximum (when ice sheets were at their greatest extent), covering the period of roughly 48,000 to 15,000 years ago. Neanderthals were replaced by Homo sapiens (Mitochondrial Eve’s descendants) gradually from around 35,000 years ago.
Americas, Arctic Canada and Greenland
After the Last Glacial Maximum, North Eurasian populations migrated to the Americas about 20,000 years ago. Northern Eurasia was peopled after 12,000 years ago. Arctic Canada and Greenland were reached by the Paleo-Eskimo expansion around 4,000-2,500 years ago. Their descendants apparently died out and were succeeded by several other groups migrating from continental North America. Most likely Greenland wasn’t known to Europeans until the 10th century, when Icelandic Vikings settled on its southwestern coast.
What about devolution?
Humankind have reached every corner of the Earth. Agricultural revolution (10,000 BC), Industrial Revolution (1760s) and Information Revolution (1970s) paved the way for nearly 8 billion humans currently living on the planet.
Rapid growth in the overall population is threatening to exacerbate many environmental and economic population, such as overfishing, dangerous pollution levels, loss of habitat and stress on water.
Is there a future?
As we are not threatening our survival only but the existence of other forms of life we share the environment with there might be a very different future if any.
Diversity of our cultures disappears, systematically becoming homogeneous.
The ‘modern’ humans are turning into a culture of high consumption and corrupted values.
Our demand for excessive amount of goods and unsustainable experiences are replacing relationships between us. This is stimulating ‘elites’ to extract more and more natural resources to earn further billions while selfishly poisoning and destroying life on Earth.
Does it sounds gloomy? Well, it is. You might also be contributing to wars across the world without even being aware of it simply by the way you consume and what you consume.
However, we believe that it’s not too late.
Find out more about how you can positively contribute towards a better future. Have a look at project 2040 for example.
And most importantly, share the good ideas and practices with your dearests.
As we all are responsible for the future.
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