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Institute of Human Origins—Fabulous Fossil Fun!

Zone B: Tempe campus

How did we "become human?" The Institute of Human Origins opens its "vault" for you to see and touch skulls and bones (casts) from different phases of human evolution, including the "founding fossil"—Lucy, the 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis discovered by Donald Johanson in 1974. Measure how Lucy’s brain size compares to people and primates today. Discover why hand shape and human cooperation are important to making and using tools. And step into a timeline of history from the “Big Bang” to the “Tree of Life!” So, put on your best explorer’s hat and discover evolutionary anthropology!

Natural Science

Building: Social Sciences Bldg. (SS)
Room or Location: West Entrance and Atrium

Host: Institute of Human Origins