African woman [perhaps a Mursi] . Many anthropologists consider the Lower Omo Valley, in Ethiopia, to be the cradle of Mankind. Several ethnic groups currently inhabit the region, living in surroundings that seem nearly unchanged from the Bronze Age.
(Peru) Shipibo Indian woman with face paintings in a village on the Ucayali river. The Shipibo community consists of about people. Presently, Shipibo people speak Spanish, along with their native language.
"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being.