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Great Transitions: The Origin of Humans | HHMI’s BioInteractive

Key phases of human evolution: larger brains, tool use, and bipedality

Video [19m44] -> Also available for download from the site.

"Paleontologists have studied the fossil record of human evolution just like they have done for other major transitions, including the evolution of tetrapods from fish and the evolution of birds from dinosaurs. In this film, part of the Great Transitions trilogy, Sean Carroll and Tim White discuss the most important human fossils and how they illuminate key phases of human evolution, focusing in particular on three traits: larger brains, tool use, and bipedality."