White face paint used by Canadian First Nations:

‘Charles Hankinson (Eagle Tail) of the Canadian First Nations Mi’kmaq band, dances in full traditional regalia at the Healing Horse Spirit PowWow. His face paint was “gifted” to him by his grandfather’:


out of Africa

One of our oldest bipedal hominin ancestors, Australopithecus arafensis, e.g. ‘Lucy’, lived in eastern Africa about 3.8 and 3.0 million years ago.

According to the ‘Recent African Origin model’ modern humans began to migrate from Africa between 125,000 and 60,000 years ago:


According to Shi et al. the first wave of human migration into Japan occurred more than 30,000 years ago, via Tibet:


map here:


our common links

‘Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.’

President John F. Kennedy , ‘A Strategy of Peace’ speech, American University, June 10, 1963

‘Nuclear explosions in the atmosphere are slowly but progressively poisoning our air, our earth, our water and our food. And it falls, let us remember, on both sides of the Iron Curtain, on all peoples of all lands, regardless of their political ideology, their way of life, their religion or the color of their skin. Beneath this bombardment of radiation which man has created, all men are indeed equal’.

excerpt from ‘Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy at Wisconsin Association of Student Councils, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2, 1960’.

More excerpts from this speech here

‘The DNA sequence in your genes is on average 99.9% identical to ANY other human being’

Dr Aaron Shafer, Stanford University, March 17, 2006