• Ancient Ecosystems

    It is possible to learn more about the environment where animals live by studying the animals themselves.

Ask An Anthropologist

Ask An Anthropologist is an educational resource for students, teachers, parents, and life-long learners. We encourage anyone interested in anthropology to make use of its content.

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Hand made

When you put on the mitts and try to build a structure, you will get a sense of how hard it would be to do things that we do every day if our hands were shaped differently.

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If you like being outdoors, digging up bones, and doing science, then check out what it’s like to be an anthropologist.
Mussels on a beach with microlith spears and two hikers in the background

ASU researcher Curtis Marean has spent over 20 years excavating caves in South Africa. He wants to learn about the relationship between climate and environmental change and human evolution.

LInk to When Did Our Brains Get Big?

Big brains are one of the features that make us human. Find out when during our evolution our brains got big and why this change occurred.