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Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution

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

Explore Part A: Fossil Evidence

What can the fossil remains of our early human ancestors tell us? Explore the Riddle of the Bones Web activity to learn what fossil evidence can reveal about human evolution. Then, reflect on these questions:


What kinds of information about hominid evolution does the fossil evidence provide?


What are the limitations of fossil evidence?


What inferences about early hominids are made from the fossils?

 Screen grab from the Riddle of the Bones web activity, showing a collection of skulls from our evolutionary history.

Riddle of the Bones


Next: Explore Part B: Development of Bipedalism

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