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Title: Human Origins Program: In Search of What Makes Us Human
Url: http://humanorigins.si.edu/
Publisher: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Description: The Human Origins Program at the Smithsonian "is dedicated to understanding the biological and cultural foundations of human life." Their new site gives visitors an accessible and informative tour of the current state of human paleontology. At the heart of the site is a hypertext family tree of early human phylogeny that helps users see not only the relations between various incarnations of human ancestors, but lets them click on parts of the timetable to examine fossil evidence and read about the discovery of and conclusions drawn from crucial skull bones and fragments. Another section allows users to examine three key fossilized skulls with QuickTime, so that one can rotate the skull and zoom in on key features. The What's Hot! in Paleoanthropology section offers readable summaries of key professional articles published in the field in the last three years. Finally, users are invited to ask questions via email of the paleontologists at the Human Origins Program. Some of these will, no doubt, be posted in the yet-to-be completed Frequently Asked Questions portion of the site. Ironically enough, materials for the latest entries in the human family tree, including Homo sapiens, are still under construction.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Anthropology -- Physical anthropology. Somatology -- Human evolution
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Anthropology -- Physical anthropology. Somatology -- Human evolution -- Fossil man. Human paleontology
Science -- Geology -- Paleontology -- Study and teaching
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Human evolution
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Social studies
Science -- Geology
Science -- Paleontology
Science -- History
Social studies -- Anthropology
Key Concept: Biology -- Evolution
Date Issued: 2000
Resource Type: MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Orientation Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
StillImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Smithsonian Institution
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
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