You are here: Exploring Human Evolution (Exhibit)


Following in the footsteps of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?” comes a new exhibit “You Are Here: Exploring Human Evolution,” extending Ithaca’s evolutionary exploration.

Become an anthropologist for a day, an afternoon, or just a short time. Discover more about how biology, culture, and environment intersect to make us who we are. Explore the lives of our hominin ancestors through skulls, stone tools, and other artifacts! Find out where you fit on the evolutionary tree of life.

Designed and developed by humans who study humans, this exhibit is a community effort about Ithacans’ human origins. This exhibit was created collaboratively by the Paleontological Research Institution, Tompkins County Public Library, Cornell University, and Ithaca College with the support of Adam Arcadi, Frederic Gleach, Jennifer Muller, John Gurche, Beth Stricker, Warren Allmon, Rob Ross and Ithaca College interns, Margaret Butler and Lisa Peck.