A Natural Trust
Culture becomes key in Sustainable Development Agenda as being promoted by United Nations. However, none is truly defined as to how culture is embedded onto the said agenda. That is why, it is important to trace back human history by means of mapping the civilization based on its cultural roots. It is to delineate the pattern of human history, the dispersal pattern of culture, and the unchanged characteristics of human society in manifesting harmony in diversity. Supposedly, the said mapping should also be justified by other disciplines of science beyond the knowledge of history and archaeology such as linguistics and genetics. Linguistics and genetics provide more definite ratiocination patterns. Both disciplines conform and turn the pattern of the history to become a threshold, by means of Geocultural Mapping that should be comprehended and applied in human society in the future, in order to maintain sustainability of life. From this point on, one should be able to apprehend as to why culture is important for humankind and making us different from the rest of the species on Earth. This is in accordance with the mandate of the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia Article 32 paragraphs 1 and 2, whose implementation is regulated in Act Number 5 of 2017.