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Interactive Map
Investigating Human Origins
April 2005
Human Evolutionary Highway


Use the Locator Map to identify the locations of significant hominin finds, represented by the skulls in the time line above. Click on a skull to see where it was found and view basic information about it.

Use the Skull Comparison feature to identify differences among species. To manipulate three-dimensional models of each skull in the time line, click on a skull to load its model and access descriptive information. Rotate the skull by clicking and dragging your mouse over it.

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Watch the skull of the Flores hominin take on flesh and hair in this reconstruction by artist John Gurche, and see a three-dimensional rotating model of the Flores hominin develop from bone fragments into a full skeleton with muscle structure and flesh.

See how an artist's clay gave faces to the skulls from Dmanisi.

Bone Clones, Inc. provided the following skull models for this interactive module: Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1, "Lucy"); Homo habilis (KNM-ER 1813); Homo erectus (KNM-WT 15000); Homo erectus (Sangiran 17); Homo neanderthalensis (La Chapelle 1, "Old Man"); Homo sapiens (modern human).

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