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Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know?
How Do You Find a Fossil? (Video)
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Date: August 26, 2008
Running Time: 00:01:31
Anthropologist Katerina Harvati explains how scientists from various disciplines work together to find fossilized human remains.
This Evidence web project applies the general question "How do we know what we know?" to the specific question of human origins. It features interviews and interactives based on the work of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Spanning anthropology, biology, paleontology, and genetics, ... More »

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