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View Resource Homo floresiensis

In 2004, a human-like species was discovered on Flores Island. She was approximately 3-feet tall, with a small face and teeth, and the ability to walk on two-legs. This website provides links to five articles from Nature which discuss the immense impact the discovery of Homo floresiensis has had and will have on anthropology and the way we look at human evolution. The website also has a link to a...

View Resource Topic in Depth - Human Evolution

The resources in this folder explore Human Evolution from both anthropological and biological viewpoints. Visitors will find sites about the human fossil record, time lines of human evolution in all our hominid forms, and the characteristics that mark our progress from one stage to the next.

View Resource Human Evolution

This resource from PBS focuses on human evolution in a format aimed at kids but easily adapted to a classroom of any kind. A classroom activity (available as Shockwave or text only formats) describes the steps in human evolution (physically and behaviorally) from Ardipithecus ramidus about 4.4 million years ago to our current state as modern Homo sapiens. There are also brief summaries of the...

View Resource Becoming Human

The interactive documentary from the Institute of Human Origins is a great resource for those with the Flash plug-in and a high speed connection. The site is divided into five parts: a Prologue, Evidence, Anatomy, Lineages, and Culture. In each section, visitors will find links to related resources, exhibits, and hominid (Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, and Homo) profiles for reference.

View Resource Fossil Hominids: The Evidence for Human Evolution

An "overview of the study of human evolution, and of the currently accepted fossil evidence" is used to inform arguments for creationists and evolutionists. The main portion of the site contains information about the hominid species (with a timeline), a list of the most important hominid fossils (including Lucy), guest articles, a bibliography, and illustrations. Other sections of the site...

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