Friday, March 13, 2009

Human Evolution Multimedia

Students watched a video clip: Did Humans Evolve? The video clip can be found at this web page:
However, the PBS video has become somewhat outdated.  So now, we watch this video about human evolution:

Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans — HHMI BioInteractive Video

Students also watched this video clip: Becoming a Fossil. The video can be found at this web page:

Human evolution was demonstrated by observing this online activity:

This website ( ) and note taking sheets are for an extra credit activity.

There is a list on hominin species and information about them on this web site:

Here is an interesting article, Neanderthals Conquered Humans, Why Not Us?

Another interesting article 05/19/09, 47-million-year-old human link revealed
Here is the original article that appeared in the Public Library of Science:
Complete Primate Skeleton from the Middle Eocene of Messel in Germany: Morphology and Paleobiology

This online National Geographic article contains a video clip that tells about Ida, the 47-million-year-old fossil
The video clip is also available at:

This online article describes the genetics/evolution involved with lactose intolerance and adult milk drinkers: Sixty percent of adults can't digest milk
The original article about adult milk drinkers can be found online:

Here is the National Geographic online article about the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor (as of October 1, 2009):
This is the link for the AAAS video about the analysis of the Ardipithecus ramidus skeleton:
This web site has a video about the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor:
Here is a song about Ardipithecus ramidus:

DNA suggests Siberian find could be humans' long-lost relative (March 24, 2010)

Australopithecus sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa (April 9, 2010)

9-Year-Old Kid Literally Stumbled on Stunning Fossils of a New Hominid

Updated information on how Australopithecus sediba walked, moved around, and ate:

Sequencing The Neanderthal Genome
Research raises doubts about whether modern humans and Neanderthals interbred

First Direct Evidence of Chalcolithic Footwear from the Near Eastern Highlands

The Evolution of Blue Eyes - Article - Darwin's theory of natural selection evolves

All Non-Africans are Part Neanderthal - Article - Genetic confirmation that our ancestors interbred

Smithsonian Magazine's article on Evo-tourism

A phylogenetic tree of human evolution

The Human Journey: Migration Routes

Male common ancestry and the Y chromosome

Mutation rates help estimate the age of our common ancestry
First migration from Africa less than 95,000 years ago: Ancient hunter-gatherer DNA challenges theory of early out-of-Africa migrations

Khoe-San peoples diverged before 'out-of-Africa' migration of modern humans

"The largest genomic study ever conducted among Khoe and San groups reveals that these groups from southern Africa are descendants of the earliest diversification event in the history of all humans -- some 100,000 years ago, well before the 'out-of-Africa' migration of modern humans."

Neanderthal fossils found in Greek cave suggest ancient humans and Neanderthals shared a common region with each other
More on Neanderthals and Homo species interbreeding with each other

Great ape genetic diversity and population history

Neanderthals may have taught modern humans to use tools

A new fossil skull find has the discovers suggesting that perhaps Homo species are variants of one species, Homo erectus

Human migration routes

What did Neanderthals eat?

Hominin footprints from early Pleistocene deposits at Happisburgh, UK - The oldest known footprints outside of Africa

The Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found

Fossil trove adds a new limb to the family tree - Homo naledi

The Google Doodle and Lucy  11/24/2015

Why Aren't Apes evolving into Humans - A Science Explanation

University of Texas at Austin. "Cracking the coldest case: How Lucy, the most famous human ancestor, died." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 August 2016.

The earliest know human ancestor lived 450 million years ago

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