Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, IL, 60123-7193

ATR 250: Human Evolution
Marc Healy
Associate Professor of Anthropology
and Human Geography
(847) 214-7813
textbook Textbook Online Resources
The Essentials of Physical Anthropology:  Discovering Our Origins
By Clark Spenser Larsen, Ohio State University
WW Norton 2nd  Edition 2013 ISBN:  978-0393-91938-7
Course Syllabus

Writing Assignment Guidelines

Miscelaneous link:  Gibbon vs. Tiger (guess who wins.)

Study Guides
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 4 Chapter 5 won't be covered Chapter 6
Chapter 7 won't be covered Chapter 8 Chapter 9 won't be covered
Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Lecture Slides
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 4 Chapter 6 Chapter 8
Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12

Basic Overviews and Information on Human Evolution
Smithsonian Paleoanthropology Resource Guide
A-Z Glossary From the Institute for Human Origins
Skull Photos from Indiana University
Geologic Timescale: The Phanerozoic
Tutorials from Palimar College, California A good site for background on evolutionary theory, evolution/creationism disputes, and fossil hominids.

Cells and DNA
Cells and Mitosis     Mitosis animation Genetics: DNA Structure, Replication, Transcription and Protein Synthesis
Protein Synthesis Animation

Lew-Port's Biology Animations

Hominid Anatomy
The Skull : a Tutorial
(Cal State Chico)
Quick Time Skulls:
Modern Homo sapiens
(Cal State Chico)
Homo sapiens
Homo sapiens
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Human hand Herto, Ethiopia finds: 160,000 year old remains
Australian Museum
 pongid/hominid anatomy comaprison
Human femur Anatomy Tutorial at

(From Palimar College)
Proconsul heseloni
Proconsul heseloni
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Primate Language Study

Kanzi:  A Bonobo learning language Primate Cognitive
Neuroscience Laboratory
(From Harvard University)
Lowland Gorilla
Gorilla gorilla gorilla

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Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes
Chimpanzee pan troglodytes
Adult Male
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Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes

pan troglodytes
University of Michigan Zoolology Site with primate taxonomy (links to mamalian taxonomy as well) includes fact sheets, pictures, sound files and skeletal specimens.
Virtual Chimp skulls & dentition, 
Homo and Pongo dentition
Brown Lemur tooth comb
Flying lemur skull (colugo)

Virtual Gray Wolf Skulls
Cebidae 2133 dentition (howler, night monkey)

Early Hominids: Australopithecus and Paranthropus
Early Human Phylogeny: A Family Tree Taung Child: A. africanus Piltdown Man:  The Greatest Hoax in
Paleoanthropology since the "Cardiff Giant"
Taung child
Taung child
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Australopithecus africanus
Australopithecus africanus
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Australopithecus africanus
Australopithecus robustus
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Australopithecus afarensis
Australopithecus afarensis
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Paranthropus boisei
Paranthropus boisei
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Hand of A. afarensis
Casts from Cal State Sacramento KNM WT 17400: P. (A.) Boisei

Afarensis Face Picture
Afarensis Upright Picture
Map of Africam Hominid Sites
Boisei Gang
Boisei troop
Open Grassland/Woodland Picture
Birth Canal/Pelvis comparison
Knees of pongids and hominids compared

Early Hominids:  Genus Homo
Homo habilus
Homo habilus
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Fossilized right femur

Homo rudolfensis
Homo rudolfensis
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Homo ergaster
Homo ergaster
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KNM WT 15000 (Smithsonian)

Homo erectus
Homo erectus
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Homo heidelbergensis
Homo heidelbergensis
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Homo neanderthalensis
Homo neanderthalensis
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Human/Neandertal Child Comparison

Early Modern Humans
Human Evolution: The Fossil Evidence in 3D - UCSB University of Wyoming Quick Time Skulls (many Early Moderns)
Smithsonian Cro Mag I/Skhul V/Wadjak I  (with Neandertal comparison)  Hominid Index (lots of photos)
Discussion of early Homo sapiens sapiens finds (text only, links to specimen photos)

Multiregional vs. Replacement Theory Overview
(Michael Roberts- Linfield College Dept. of Biology)

Technology And Art
Tools Upper Paleolithic Dwellings
Upper Paleo Dwelling- Pincevent, France 10,000 YA
Cave Paintings- 3 Images
Upper Paleolithic Art- Animal paintings  (origins .net) Ice Age art- Figurines, Magdalanian cave art
 Beloit College Logan Museum- Paleolithic Tools
Upper Paleolithic photo album (tools and artwork)
Upper Paleo art from Chauvet-ont-d'Arc cave
Altamira Cave Paintings

Venus Figurines
Lascaux, France: Upper Paleo Cave Tour

Other links:
Links from the University of Southampton
Vassar Page listing famous fossil sites (and descriptions of hominid species)
National Geographic: Jane Goodall interview
National Geographic maps
Lines of  evidence for evolution from UC Berkeley Indiana University evolution links
Walking with Cavemen
Quicktime Skulls From Australian Museum Carolina Biological Supply
Duke University Physical Anthroplogy Links (Very Good)

Last Updated Jan, 2014
Marc A. Healy