Recommended sites and links on the web
Focus on Evolution
www.becominghuman.org is a site dedicated to human evolution from the perspective of paleoanthropology or the study of human origins. It contains:
www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey presents a virtual global journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years.
anthropology.si.edu/humanorigins/ is a site dedicated to the Smithsonian Institution's human origins program. Its main focus is paleoanthropology.
evolutionresearchnews.pageup.info is a site that provides links to news in evolution research. News archives are searchable chronologically or by medium.
evolution.berkeley.edu/ is a site dedicated to the understanding of evolution.
Areas explored are:
tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html The Tree of Life
This is an effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 9000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.
Each page contains information about a particular group of organisms. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things.
www.anth.ucsb.edu/projects/human/ Human Evolution
The fossil evidence in 3-D by the Department of Anthropology, University of Santa Barbara
This gallery contains five modern primate crania, and five fossil crania. The crania can be rotated 360 degrees. Each cranium is accompanied by a short description of its relevance to human evolution, and a site map.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/ PBS Evolution Website
A website put together by PBS as a complement to their series on evolution.
Features a multimedia library of videoclips and web activities pertaining to evolution.
There are sub-sections on: Darwin, Change, Extinction, Survival, Sex, Humans, Religion
The Guardian, Chimps are making monkeys out of us. Extraordinary research from Japan shows that chimpanzees are way ahead of humans in complex memory tests.
Focus on Culture
www.harappa.com 2000 illustrated pages of the ancient Indus Civilization by leading scholars from around the world as well as the latest discoveries about Indus Civilization sites, writing and much more in slide shows, essays and articles.
www.otsf.org A website by the Old Temples Study Foundation focusing on the Neolithic temples of Malta.
Video & Audio
The following Video programs provide factual, theoretical and entertaining stories of our journey to populate the world:
GREAT HUMAN ODYSSEY
Our ancient human ancestors once lived only in Africa, in tiny bands of a few thousand hunter-gatherers. Follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet. Watch online.
BECOMING HUMAN – A PBS NOVA SERIES
LANGUAGE EVOLUTION How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHulvUwgFWo
LANGUAGE EVOLUTION The Story of 1 One
The “bottom billion” by Economist Paul Collier
AID Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
AID William Easterly | Talks at Google
LANGUAGE EVOLUTION The Pirahã Controversy: Numbers http://www.languagesoftheworld.info/language-and-mind/the-piraha-controversy-numbers-part-3.html#ixzz3UbjCD82L
LANGUAGE EVOLUTION Unlike Humans, Chimpanzees Don’t Enjoy Collaborating www.wired.com/2011/09/chimpanzee-cooperation/
LANGUAGE EVOLUTION Chimps "Talk" to Each Other About Their Favorite Fruit Trees www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/chimps-talk-each-other-about-fruits-and-trees
Study finds humans still evolving, and quickly By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times articles.latimes.com/2007/dec/11/science/la-sci-evolution11dec11
AID The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab: Policy Lessons
AID The Audacity of Hope The Economist
AID Obama’s Fantastic Boring Idea The New York Times
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY Wind and Solar Are Crushing Fossil Fuels http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-06/wind-and-solar-are-crushing-fossil-fuelsSUSTAINABLE ENERGY Sustainable Energy – without the hot air Free book download: https://www.withouthotair.com/download.html