• This partial lower jaw from Ethiopia is the oldest example of our genus Homo, discovered by graduate student Chalachew Seyoum.

    On the Edge of Discovery

  • Drilling

    Connecting the human past to the global future

  • Researcher holding a fossil

    Transdisciplinary research from fossils to genomics

The Institute of Human Origins is one of the preeminent research organizations in the world devoted to the science of human origins

A research center of The College of Liberal Arts