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View Resource Human Evolution: The Fossil Evidence in 3D

This interactive site allows users to examine and manipulate three-dimensional displays of ten crania related to human evolution (five modern primate crania and five fossil crania). Each cranium is presented as a Shockwave file, permitting viewers to rotate the crania 360 degrees on a vertical axis. Summary descriptions of the crania are also included, outlining their histories and explaining the...
View Resource Fossil Hominids: The Evidence for Human Evolution

This Web site from Talk.Origins, a "Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins," aims to "provide an overview of the study of human evolution, and of the currently accepted fossil evidence." Recognized for excellence by a number of science and education organizations, this site has been updated to include new material concerning Homo habilus and two...
View Resource The Piltdown Plot

Created by Clark University Professors Charles Blinderman and David Joyce, this site explores one of the most famous scientific frauds in history. For almost forty years, Piltdown Man "inhabited a branch of the tree of human evolution, [and was] featured in professional articles and books, in newspaper reports, and even in biology textbooks read by high school students." It was not until 1953 that...
View Resource American Association of Physical Anthropologists

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) "is the world's leading professional organization for physical anthropologists. Formed by 83 charter members in 1930, the AAPA now has an international membership of over 1,700." The AAPA website contains a capacious job board with listings from universities across the country; a News and Announcements board; and downloadable copies of...