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Reconstructing Human Evolution: From Fossils to Faces

Six Wednesdays, May 23- June 27, 2018

facial reconstructions of from left to right australopithecus afarensis homo heilbergensis homo erectus

Discover how scientists and artists use fossil evidence to infer the anatomy of extinct human relatives and build your own hominin craniofacial reconstruction. Examine skull variations, learn how to create facial musculature, and take home your very own sculpted reconstruction from the past!

Please note: this course is designed for adult learners.

The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary workings of the human brain.