Recent fossil discoveries in Africa have pushed back the date of appearance of our species, Homo sapiens, to about 300,000 years ago. Since this ancient origin, human beings have dispersed throughout the continent, before populating the rest of the planet. As climate and environmental changes marked the period, populations have shifted and diversified both biologically (various genetic traits, pigmentations, statures...) and culturally (techniques, diets, languages...). The astonishing human diversity visible today in Africa is the result of a long history of multiple migrations, interactions, adaptations and innovations. By giving a voice to the geneticists and prehistorians of the Anthropology Unit of the University of Geneva, the exhibition aims to tell you about human history on the African continent.
Schedule Monday to Friday : 7.30 am - 7 pm
Price Free entrance