Photo of the Day 29 November 2008

Dancing Bushmen, Namibia, 2001
Photograph by Chris Johns
Southern Africa's San Bushmen, like these youth dancing at Namibia's Nyae Nyae Conservancy, are among the most intensively studied aboriginal people on Earth. Interest in this culture is stoked by the idea that the Bushmen are one of our last connections with a hunter-gatherer existence, a way of life that was a human universal until some 10,000 years ago.