Interactive Gallery: Virtual Skulls - Hominid

Examining the skulls of living apes and our extinct ancestors allows us to explore characteristics which reflect the evolutionary relationships in our family tree. These skulls are all casts of original fossils.

Virtual Skulls - You will need to download the free Quicktime plugin to view these virtual skulls.

Instructions - when your cursor changes to a hand you can drag your mouse in either direction to rotate the skull. When your cursor is either on the left or the right side of the popup window, it will change to a thin arrow, hold your mouse down to rotate the skull in either direction. Click on the icon to view a static bottom view of the skull, click again on the icon to return to the front view which you can rotate. A ruler will show at the top of the window when the skull is either to the front or facing to the left. Hold your Shift key down to zoom in. Hold your Control/Command key down to zoom out.