The brain and skull underwent significant changes during human evolution.
The first dwellings in human history provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of our ancestors.
Large, extinct species of cats named after the shape of their large canine teeth.
The largest land mammal on Earth.
The American bison is the largest land animal in North America.
An extinct group of Cephalopoda, with solid external skeletons. They are excellent index fossils.
Long-necked herbivorous dinosaur with a robust body.
The archaeopteryx shows characteristics of both birds and reptiles. It is probably the ancestor of birds.
This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358–299 million years ago).
Deinonychus antirrhopus, the 'terrible claw', was a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur.
The dodo is an extinct species of birds that used to be native to the island of Mauritius. It has become the symbol of extinction.
A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.
The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
The ‘upright man’ used tools and could set fire.
A prehistoric amphibian and an early representative of the Tetrapods, which became extinct 360 million years ago.
Structures consisting of enormous stone blocks, dating back thousands of years, are monuments of megalithic cultures.
A prehistoric flying reptile, similar to birds. However, there is no direct evolutionary link between the two.
Reindeer are the northernmost deer species.
A type of prehistoric reptile having bony plates on its back, which aided thermoregulation.
A transitional form between fish and tetrapods, or four-limbed vertebrates.
Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.
A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognisable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.
The ancestors of Arachnida and Crustacea belonged to the class Trilobita.
The 'wise man' originated in Africa and dispersed throughout most of the continents.
The dentition of different species of mammals reflect their feeding habits.
This animation demonstrates the development of the axe throughout archaeological periods.
The mummified body of a man who probably lived in the Chalcolithic period, was found in one of the glaciers of the Alps.