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National Geographic Outpost

Follow Lee Berger and his team as they hunt for fossils in Botswana and South Africa.

University of Pennsylvania Bodies of Cultures display

Body modification and what it means is personal and cultural, some of it dating as far back as the 9th century B.C.

Strange Science

Ever wonder how people figured out there used to be such things as dinosaurs? Curious about how scientists learned to reconstruct fossil skeletons? The knowledge we take for granted today was slow in coming, and along the way, scientists and scholars had some weird ideas. This Web site shows some of their mistakes, provides a timeline of events, gives biographies of a few of the people who have gotten us where we are today, and lists resources you can use to learn more.


The first Neanderthal fossil was found in 1856 in the Neander Valley (in red), near Dusseldorf in Germany, hence Neanderthals.

Medicine Through Time

This site makes extensive use of Shockwave Flash technology to bring you interactive animations and exercises as it looks at medicine through the centuries.

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This page was updated on:  04/10/02