Hominins, of which only one species—Homo sapiens—currently exists, are members of the family Hominidae. In this unit, students will learn about extinct hominin species and gain a general understanding of what anthropologists have been able to discern about our ancestors and other hominin species.
Pontzer, Herman. 2012. “Overview of Hominin Evolution.” Nature Education Knowledge 3 (10): 8.
Zollikofer, Christoph Peter Eduard, and Marcia Silvia Ponce De León. 2013. “Pandora’s Growing Box: Inferring the Evolution and Development of Hominin Brains From Endocasts.” Evolutionary Anthropology 22 (1): 20–33.
Article Series: SAPIENS’ Neanderthal Series and Interactive Graphic
Video: American Museum of Natural History’s “Seven Million Years of Human Evolution”
Website: Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins
Website: NOVA’s Who’s Who in Human Evolution
Eshe Lewis (2020)