Becoming Human brings together interactive multimedia, research and scholarship to promote greater understanding of the course of human evolution

An introduction to the history and crafting of early stone tools - Launch the Presentation Explore human lineage through time: discover your roots over a span of 7 million years - Launch the Interactive Timeline Journey through the story of human evolution in an interactive documentary experience - Launch the Documentary

Becoming Human is an interactive documentary experience that tells the story of our origins. Journey through four million years of human evolution with your guide, Donald Johanson.

  • Building Bodies

    Upright posture and the ability to walk on two legs are crucial, major adaptations associated with the divergence of the human lineage from a common ancestor with the African apes. Learn how we stood up!

  • Chromosome Connection

    Students are taken on a chromosome comparison "adventure", in which the banding patterns are compared on the chromosomes of humans and apes. Play Chromosome Connection!