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Human Origins Exhibit Hits the Road

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Key milestones in the story of human evolution—including walking upright, developing technologies, and language development—are explored in a new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian and the American Library Association. Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, will appear at 19 public libraries across the United States between April 2015 and April 2017.

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What Made Us Human?

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There can be little doubt that human beings are different from other animals. What other terrestrial creature notices its differences and seeks to understand itself to the extent that we do? But what makes us—and made us—unique? A new $4.9 million, three-year grant at Arizona State University’s Institute of Human Origins is enabling a multifaceted, transdisciplinary research project that will help chart the processes that led us to becoming human.

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