This week students have been learning about our more recent ancestors that lived over the past 2 million years.  At around 1.8 million years there were six or more different species of early human-like species in Africa, and now there is only one left – us, Homo sapiens.  Students not only paid close attention to the many interesting lectures, but learned hands-on by closely examining the many fossil casts.

Devora is learning from Dr. Meave Leakey

Jimmy and Izaak

Measuring brain size by pouring lentils into a cranium


Some of our ancestors

Kim, Eunice, and Hanna are having fun!

Devora and skulls