• To the Laboratory!

    The precious fossils are carefully bound in bubble wrap and placed in fireproof cases. Soon the fossils will have a new home—the laboratory— and the world will get to know all the secrets these fossils have to offer.

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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If you like being outdoors, digging up bones, and doing science, then check out what it’s like to be an anthropologist.
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In 1859, Charles Darwin published a book called On the Origin of Species that completely changed our understanding of how biodiversity arises.

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We have big brains, but are we born with big brains or do they get big as we grow up? It turns out that it’s a little bit of both. Learn about how our incredible brains grow and find out what limits our brain size.

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The fossil record is not only about bones. Geology is an important part in learning about fossils and uncovering their story.