Dating techniques in archaeology and paleoanthropology
The Human Evolution section provides an overview of a three million year human journey “from the treetops of Africa to civilisation.” The presentation is a mix of text and graphics supplemented with related BBC links.Hall of Human Origins The Anne and Bernard Spitzer exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History offers a broad and detailed general introduction to the history of human evolution.The Natural World section includes an Ice Age timeline with “cold” facts, and an interactive timeline of the warm/cold cycle.The site also has information on excavation techniques.It explains “for a general audience” the mechanisms of evolution through varied resources and provides as overview of the history of evolutionary thought and the history of life on Earth history of ideas, research, and contributors in the study of evolution.A helpful chart Understanding Evolution for teachers is a subsite within Understanding Evolution dedicated to helping teachers with the subject of evolution.
Visit the Stonehenge Dig section for video of the historic Timewatch dig.The site also features a glossary of terms and recommended web sites.BBC Prehistoric Life This informative and engaging site, part of BBC Science and Nature, has many detailed sections, including Caveman Profiles, Lucy’s Legacy, Dinosaurs, Walking with Monsters, and more.It then branches out to discuss Earth’s climate, new homo species, development of human intelligence, First Europeans, Ice Man, and more.
In other parts of the site you can listen to Radio 4 programs on evolution and related topics and watch a 3D tours of dinosaur landscapes.
Major sections include Stone Age People and Natural World.