• 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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Link Tools in the Stone Age
Since long ago, the survival of our ancestors has depended in part on technology. Even today, the shoes you put on and the car you drive are both built on previous discoveries. We can trace human technological developments way back to over three million years ago.
Compare the size if primate brains in this activity!

Before you begin

The modern human brain is the largest and most complex of any living primate. As you discovered in this activity, it is also larger than the brains of our ancient human ancestors. Our ancestors had brains closer in size to a chimpanzee than to a modern human.

LInk to All About DNA
Life is complex and diverse but comes down to four little letters. The central code that makes all life on earth possible is found in a tiny molecule known as DNA.
What animal fossils tell us about ancient ecosystems

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