American Museum of Natural History
- Dr. Ian Tattersall pieces together the human past
- Human evolution
- H. neanderthalensis, H. sapiens, and the peopling of the world
- Expedition Rusinga—uncovering our adaptive origins
- Drzewo życia
- Understanding our past: DNA
- Słownik pojęć
- Quiz: Human evolution
- Exploration Questions: Human evolution
- Answers to Exploration Questions: Human evolution
fossil: Remains or traces of an organism turned to stone by geochemical processes.
hominid: A member of the family of primates that includes humans, their ancestors, and close relatives.
Homo sapiens: The taxonomic name for our species: modern humans.
mutation: A change in a gene’s structure that may be passed on to future generations.
population: A group of organisms of one species, occupying a defined area and usually isolated from other groups of the same species.
symbolic thought: The ability to interpret and re-create the world mentally using symbols. Evidence of symbolic thought includes language, music, art, and complex tools and technology.
trait: Any genetically determined characteristic.