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Physical Anthropology

Becoming Human
A joint project of Arizona State University’s Institute for Human Origins, documentary filmmaker Lenora C. Johanson, and Terra Incognita, this site is designed to teach a general audience about human evolution and the search for early hominid life in the field. The key feature of the site is an extensive Flash-driven, online documentary which includes a number of pop-up sub-exhibits that provide additional information and resources on various topics.
Fossil Humans: the evidence for human evolution
From the newsgroup, the primary purpose of this site is to refute creationist claims that there is no evidence for human evolution.
The Smithsonian Institution Human Origins Program
This site provides an informative tour of the current state of human paleontology. A hypertext family tree of early human phylogeny helps you see not only the relations between various incarnations of human ancestors, but lets you click on parts of the timetable to examine fossil evidence and read about the discovery of and conclusions drawn from crucial skull bones and fragments. Another section allows you to examine three key fossilized skulls with QuickTime, so that you can rotate the skull and zoom in on key features.
Physical Anthropology Tutorials
A brief course in physical anthropology including modules on evolution, genetics, heredity, human variation, classification, primates, and hominids. From Palomar College.
Physical Anthropology Resources
A large list of links to PA associations, forensics resources and paleoarchaeology sites."
Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association
Links to other PA and forensics sites.
Discovery of Early Hominids

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