Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans
From John Terning
This film explores the major fossil finds from Africa that provide insights about the evolution of humans from other primates.
Like any species, humans have an evolutionary history involving divergence from other animal groups. Paleontologists try to reconstruct this evolutionary history using the fossil record. This film discusses some of the most important hominid fossils and how they illuminate key phases of human evolution, focusing on three traits: larger brains, use of tools, and bipedality.