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SESSION 5: How Did Humans Evolve? Is Evolution Still Happening?

Explain Part B: Chimps and Humans

Artists rendition of an evolutionary human ancestor.

Chimps and humans are close cousins. To learn more about this close evolutionary relationship, watch Video for Students: "Did Humans Evolve?"

Then, to find out how molecular evidence supports this close relationship, do the activity on the molecular phylogeny of primates found at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Web site.

Did Humans Evolve?
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When you finish working through the activities on this site, think about these questions:


How closely related are chimps and humans?


What evidence supports this relationship?


Next: Elaborate Part A: Hominid Migration

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