3D hominid skulls interactive

Scientists think that we shared a common ancestor with chimpanzees around 5 to 8 million years ago. Since then, the human skull has gradually changed shape.

Compare the skulls of chimpanzees, modern humans, and some extinct species of hominid, such as Australopithecus afarensis, to see which were most closely related and how skull shape has evolved.

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