Human Evolution - Stage 6 - Self-guided

Students explore ancient and modern human skulls in the Search and Discover exhibition.

Homo neanderthalensis skull

Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

Self-guided program

Students study the physical characteristics of human skulls and investigate brain size, teeth and bipedalism and construct an evolutionary tree. They examine alternative views of the same fossil evidence of our human ancestors and investigate our direct ancestor.

  • Syllabus links: Biology Stage 6
  • Maximum number of students: No limit
  • Duration: one hour.
  • Cost: general Museum entry charge per student
  • Location: Search and Discover, Level 2
  • Available: generally during term time

Education Resource Kit


Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer
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