Evolution: Course Preview

Meet the Relatives

This interactive was developed for Week 5 of the AMNH online course Evolution, part of Seminars on Science, a program of online graduate-level professional development courses for K-12 educators. Explore more sample resources...

Learn how humans are like-and unlike-Neanderthals (our closest extinct cousin) and chimpanzees (our closest living relative on the tree of life). This simulation allows you to view three key biological features-the skull, pelvis, and foot-side by side and from any angle, as well as individually. The Neanderthal skull used here is from the Museum's 3-D digital scan of a complete skull specimen, the first available for viewing on the web.