Your (Very) Extended Family History [Slide Show]

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., recently unveiled the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins , the museum’s new permanent exhibition on human evolution . There visitors can trace some six million years of human prehistory, from apelike creatures such as Sahelanthropus to anatomically modern Homo sapiens , from the first tool makers to the first artists. Paintings, sculptures, fossil replicas and even a few original fossils–including a Neandertal skeleton from Iraq–combine with interactive displays to bring humanity’s extraordinary odyssey into full view.

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