· The Out of Eden Walk, a National Geographic-sponsored retracing of our ancestor’s slow-motion exodus from Africa, through time and countless footsteps, is finally resuming after COVID-19 closed overland borders last year. The host Paul Salopek is a Pulitzer-winning journalist and photographer and has been traveling overland on foot since the middle-years of Barack Obama’s presidency, documenting his trip across the beltline of the world. His journey began in the rocky highlands of Ethiopia where the resting place of our earliest human ancestors lay. He then entered the Holy Land, crossed through Syria seeing during the worst refugee crisis of the generation, crossed the savannahs of the Central Asian Steppes, India, and then to the river valleys of Yunnan, China. His journey is only halfway done, and he must cross through China and Russia to then come down the Bering Strait to go to the Southern Tip of South America. Paul is making history come alive and now he is able to continue his long journey of our oldest ancestors.
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