For those of you wondering about your ancestry and “where you came from,” the San Diego Museum of Man offers a tour on most Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 am (third Tuesday excluded). The tour Footsteps through Time is hosted by yours truly, and runs about forty-five minutes and covers most of the west gallery of the museum.
Did you know that 8% of you (your DNA) is composed of “captured” viruses?
Neanderthals didn’t go extinct. Modern Europeans carry as much as two to four percent Neanderthal DNA. And 40% of the Neanderthal genome is represented in modern populations… they are us.
Recent paleo-archaeological finds indicate that tool making preceded the genus Homo by hundreds of thousands of years.
So come on down and meet Mbongo and Lucy, and some distant relatives.
BTW: While you are at the Museum of Man, sign up for the Tower Climb Tour… a 125+ step climb into history and one of the best views of the park.