Skulls – our own, from extant primates, and from fossils can tell us a lot about our human evolution.
- Students learn how measure and observe primate skulls – including their own!
- Students will use data to reconstruct tree.
- Examine Skulls
- Record observations on worksheet
Smithsonian Human Evolution
Questions to Ponder
Q:Why do humans have such small canine teeth?
Q: What is the purpose of a saggital crest?
Our Proconsul skull proved to represent a species named africanus. The forehead was rounded and smooth. The teeth were more like those of chimpanzees.
~ Louis Leakey