• Who Are You?

    Have you ever wondered how your cat, dog, bird, lizard, or fish is related to you? Animal bodies today are like living history books. They tell us a story that goes back at least 500 million years.

Ask 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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Have you ever wondered how your cat, dog, bird, lizard, or fish is related to you? Animal bodies today are like living history books. They tell us a story that goes back at least 500 million years.

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Humans aren't the only animals with complicated social lives. Studying how other primates interact with each other can help us figure out why humans live the way they do.
Learn about William Kimbel and the brainy branch of human evolution

Our species, Homo sapiens, are incredibly unique among the species on Earth today.