Center for the Study of Human Origins @ NYU | The Center The Center for the Study of Human Origins (CSHO) in the Department of Anthropology at New York University was inaugurated in 2002. Its mission is to enhance and facilitate research on all fields of biological anthropology and archaeology that are broadly related to the study of human origins and evolution from a biological and cultural perspective. The aim is to foster and support multidisciplinary investigations, with an emphasis on the development of collaborative projects, international fieldwork, and state-of-the-art laboratory research. Faculty members associated with the Center currently work on aspects of primate and human paleontology, skeletal biology and comparative anatomy, molecular primatology, population genetics, primate socioecology and conservation, Paleolithic archaeology, zooarchaeology, and the origins of symbolism, complex societies, and cities and states.
Choice: Educational Sites; Link Sites; Other Sites of Interest Educational Sites Fossil Hominids **** (1) A site aimed at refuting creationist claims. As such it includes a thorough summary of current evidence about human evolution plus a detailed section on recent developments. From the Talk Origins Archive. Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution in China *** (2) Presents the evidence for human evolution in China with maps, a picture gallery, a time line and links to masses of other information on human evolution. Hominids
Talk.origins is a Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology. The TalkOrigins Archive is a collection of articles and essays, most of which have appeared in talk.origins at one time or another. The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) that appear in the talk.origins newsgroup and the frequently rebutted assertions of those advocating intelligent design or other creationist pseudosciences.
Sahelanthropus tchadensis - Toumai - Sahelanthropus.com
The notion of an African genesis for humankind is widely accepted today, but it was not always so. When Louis Leakey began to search for human fossils in East Africa in the early 1930s he was met with skepticism from his colleagues. Louis and his wife Mary held firm to this belief through decades of exploring sites in Tanzania and Kenya, and in 1959 their faith was vindicated when they uncovered the first of many hominid fossils at Olduvai Gorge. Leakey.com - 100 Years of the Leakey Family in East Africa
Fossil Hominids: the evidence for human evolution
Scientific Identity: Portraits from the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology
Images for Chapter 20 Hominids General links Australopithecines Orrorin The new skull from Chad: Sahelanthropus The skull. National Geographic News.
Timing the origin of New World monkeys. Mol Biol Evol (2003) 20: 1620-5. Timing the origin of New World monkeys. CG Schrago, CA Russo The origin of New World monkeys (Infraorder Platyrrhini) has been an extensively debated issue. In this study, we analyzed mitochondrial genomes from Cebus (Platyrrhini), Homo, Hylobates, Pan, Pongo (Hominoids), Macaca, Papio (Cercopithecoids), and Tarsius (outgroup) to investigate this matter. Two distinct methodologies were employed on mitochondrial genes to estimate divergence times: the traditional likelihood ratio test performed in ML analyses of individual and concatenated gene sequences and the recent multigene Bayesian approach.