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Further Resources

This page contains additional resources for teachers and senior students to further understand human evolution.

Further Resources for Teachers and Senior Students

Bonner, J. T. (2006). Why size matters. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  


Dalton, R. (2010, April 20). Neanderthals may have interbred with humans. Nature News. Retrieved from


Dunbar, R. I. M. (2008). Why humans aren't just great apes. Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology, 3(3), 15‐33.


Gluckman, P. D., Beedle, A. S., Hanson, M. A.  (2009). Principles of Evolutionary Medicine. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.


Ho, S. (2008). The molecular clock and estimating species divergence. Nature Education 1(1):168. Retrieved from


Leonard, W. R., Robertson, M. L., Snodgrass, J. J., & Kuzawa, C. W. (2003). Metabolic correlates of hominid brain evolution. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 136, 5‐15.


Leonard, W. R., Snodgrass, J. J., & Robertson, M. L. (2007). Effects of brain evolution on human nutrition and metabolism. Annual Review of Nutrition, 27, 311–328.


Le Page, M. (2008, April 16). New Scientist's evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions. New Scientist. Retrieved from


Sabeti, P. (2008). Natural selection: Uncovering mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation to infectious disease. Nature Education 1(1):13. Retrieved from


Schaffner, S. & Sabeti, P. (2008). Evolutionary adaptation in the human lineage. Nature Education 1(1):14. Retrieved from


Sockol, M. D., Raichlen, D. A., & Pontzer, H. (2007). Chimpanzee locomotor energetics and the origin of human bipedalism. PNAS 104(30), 12265—12269.


The Evolutionary Genetics Topic Room at Nature Scitable

An excellent resource on evolutionary genetics for high school and undergraduate students.


The Evolution and Medicine Review

An online open access journal on Evolutionary Medicine edited by international leaders in this field.


Van Wyhe, J. (Ed.) (2002). The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online. Retrieved from


Wong, K. (2010, May 6). Neandertal genome study reveals that we have a little caveman in us. Retrieved from