human Archive

The Mystery of Homo naledi

A new human species possessing traits of both ancient hominids and modern humans has been found to have lived far more recently than scientists initially believed—pointing to the existence of a “shadow lineage” of primitive …

Homo naledi Resources

Our Homo naledi resource page has everything you need for a classroom presentation or project. We will periodically update this page with new resources as they become available!  If you have additional resources, please let …
Science news for Feb 15th

Science News Update: February 15th

Science News for the Science Classroom This week’s  science news update focuses on origins – the origins of Native Americans, early stars, multicellular life, and a possible pushback on the origins of vertebrates. We haven’t …
human evolution timeline

Revisiting Early Human Evolution

What do Homo erectus, Homo habilis and Homo rudolfensis all have in common? A recent study suggests that they may all be members of the same species.  An eight-year study of a set of fossils  …
Oct20th News

Science News Update: October 20th

   In our science news update this week we focus on a series of battles versus fat cells, biofilms, and jellyfish. Plus a look a how a recently discovered set of fossils in the republic …