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View Resource Chimpanzee Droppings Lead Scientists to Evolutionary Discovery

This case study looks at the research of Dr. Beatrice Hahn, who used DNA sequences in chimpanzee droppings to find the origins of HIV. The material is appropriate for introductory biology courses for both science and health majors and non majors. The lesson is intended for high school and lower level undergraduate students. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. 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...

View Resource Human Evolution

This resource from Bruce MacEvoy links to documents "summarizing the hominid fossil record and hypothesized lines of human evolution from 5 million years ago to the present." The site is divided into five parts: Chart of Human Evolution, Tour of the Human Fossil Record, The Hominid Brain, Hominid Tools, Hominid Fossil Sites and Patterns of Hominid Dispersal.

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