Discoveries continue to be made in terms of the evolution of modern man. This category is for sites concerning the transition from primates to homo sapiens, including the discoveries which have helped bridge gaps in our knowledge.
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[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Shows the different shapes of skulls from chimpanzees through to modern humans. Photographs of fossils can be compared while reading about the characteristics.
[ Mature Teens ] Comprehensive human evolution and archaeology online resource.
BBC: Walking with Cavemen
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Describes the differences between different species of human ancestors, plus cavemen facts.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Journey through the story of human evolution in a multimedia documentary experience. Requires high-speed Internet connection and Macromedia Flash.
Early Hominid Evolution
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Looks at the discovery and analysis of early hominids.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Guide to the important discoveries and different species. Includes a simple chart for following the development of skills and culture.
Evolution of Humans
[ Mature Teens ] Detailed discussion of human evolution with illustrations and graphs.
Fossil Hominids: The Evidence for Human Evolution
[ Mature Teens ] An overview of human evolution, summarizing current thinking and describing the fossil evidence for Australopithecus and Homo.
Handprint : Ancestral Lines
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Provides an 'interactive' graph that maps the journey of hominid ancestors from 5 million years ago to present day with descriptions of the various species.
Human Evolution: The Fossil Evidence in 3D
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Interactive images of the skulls of modern primate relatives and fossils of the ancestors of humans. [Requires Shockwave]
Human Evolution: You Try It (PBS)
[ Kids/Teens ] Explores when humans evolved, who their ancestors were, and why these species adapted. Includes Shockwave game.
Human Origins Program
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Movies and photographs illustrate the journey through five million years of human evolution, with FAQ and news of recent discoveries. From the Smithsonian Institution.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] This interactive exhibit allows the viewer to walk through the stages of human evolution from Australopithecus to homo sapiens.
Leakey.com: The Leakey Family
[ Mature Teens ] Biographies and research of this family studying human evolution in Africa.
Origin of the Species
[ Mature Teens ] Written in 1859 by Charles Darwin, it is a description of evolution by natural selection.
Pictures of Human Evolution
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Reconstructions, photographs, illustrations and timelines are used to represent the development of modern man.
ReligiousTolerance.org on Evolution and Creationism
[ Mature Teens ] Overview and history of the Evolution/Creation debate.
BBC News: Asteroids May Have Affected Human Evolution
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Article reports the views of two researchers who believe that man's development could have been influenced by frequent cosmic catastrophes. (April 12, 2001)
Flat-faced Man is Puzzle
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] BBC News story about the discovery of fossil remains of a human-like creature that researchers say represents an entirely new branch on the human family tree. (March 21, 2001)
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