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.
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.