December 22, 2008
General Interest Resources: Media
- National Science Education Standards (1995) National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.
- Boyd, Robert and Joan B. Silk (2000) How Humans Evolved. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., Second Edition.
- Ciochon, Russell L. and John G. Fleagle, Editors, The Human Evolution Source Book. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, pages 189-210.
- Dibble, Harold, Shannon P. McPherron, and Barbara J. Roth (1999) Virtual Dig: A Simulated Archaeological Excavation of a Middle Paleolithic Site in France. Mountainview, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company.
- Johanson, Donald and Blake Edgar (1996) From Lucy to Language. New York: Simon & Schuster Editions.
- Jones, Steve, Robert Martin, and David Pilbeam, Editors (1992) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- National Geographic Society (1999) National Geographic's Atlas of the World. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society.
- Spencer, Frank (1997) History of Physical Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing Inc.
- Zihlman, Adrienne L. (1982) The Human Evolution Coloring Book. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
General Interest Resources: Web Sites
ArchaeologyInfo.com is an archaeology and human evolution resource that contains information about human origins and evolution as well as materials to assist in learning about and teaching anthropology, archaeology, and human origins.
- Evolution Research News
EVOLUTION RESEARCH NEWS is a tool for academic research in natural selection, origin of life, phylogenetics, and all other aspects of evolutionary biology.
- SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM Human Origins http://humanorigins.si.edu
- Evolutionary Traits - a website offeriongnews updates on human evolution
- Monkey Trial
In support of the broadcast of Monkey Trial on PBS which aired February 17, 2002, we have included their website as a link. John Scopes was arrested in Tennessee in 1925 for teaching evolution in defiance of state law. His trial became an all-out duel between science and religion, and one of the epic legal battles of the twentieth century
- Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigació n de Altamira
The new Altamira Museum recently opened its doors in Santillana del Mar Cantabria, Spain. The caves have been for a longtime out of reach to the main public for conservation reasons, with visits restricted down to 3,000 people per year, causing three- year waiting lists. It is a great museum and scientists have built a real size "neocave" from precise laser-measurements on the original, re-creating the cave for visitors to experience the beauty of its paintings. The website provides information on the cave and its paintings. Website in Spanish.
- National Center for Science Education
National Center for Science Education, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack. We are a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and "scientific creationism" out. While there are organizations that oppose "scientific creationism" as part of their general goals (such as good science education, or separation of church and state), NCSE is the only national organization that specializes in this issue.
- National Geographic Maps and Geography Portal
Map Machine, Map Innovator, Round Earth - Flat Maps...
- Promoting Bioscience Literacy
- The Human Origins Program
This Smithsonian Institution program works to enhance scientific knowledge and public awareness of human evolutionary history.