Human Paleobiomics leads us

back to our ancestors. And lets

us learn a lot about our future.


How have we grown and evolved from our ancestors? And how might we look and act in the future?  Scientists who seek answers to these questions work in the field of human paleobiomics. To understand how modern-day humans evolved from their ancestors, these scientists compare bone and tooth growth in people today with growth patterns in early humans who lived hundreds of thousands and even millions of years ago.

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The time machine


Human what?

Learn more about human paleobiomics. Discover how scientists study bones and teeth for fascinating clues about human development. Check out this website for some examples of the exciting work of scientists in this field.

The paleobiomic world map

Scientists working in the field of human paleobiomics travel all over the world in search of the remains of bones and teeth belonging to early humans. Check out our paleobiomics world map to view some of the locations where scientists do human paleobiomics fieldwork.


© 2014 Human Paleobiomics Hard Tissue Research Program by T.G. Bromage and F. Schrenk

© 2014 Human Paleobiomics Hard Tissue Research Program