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Evolved: The evolution of the human body

$28,584
55%
Raised toward our $51,111 Goal
38 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on September 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Rank State Gifts
1 OH 23
2 NY 6
3 PA 2

Anonymous

$200

Oct 14, 2019

Laura

Kubatko

$50

Sep 30, 2019

Kathryn

Marklein

$260

Sep 29, 2019

Cid

Santagate

$10

Sep 27, 2019

Jackie

Augustine

$32

Sep 27, 2019

Linda Schottenstein

In Honor of Naava Schottenstein

$10

Sep 27, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 23, 2019

Anonymous

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 21, 2019

Jason

Duffield

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 20, 2019

Mark

Hubbe

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 18, 2019

Debbie and Dan Guatelli-Steinberg / Steinberg

In Honor of The APOP Team

$100

Sep 15, 2019

Kathryn

Campbell-Kibler

$50

Sep 12, 2019

Rachael

Holt

$200

Sep 12, 2019

Micha

Elsner

$50

Sep 12, 2019

Derek

Houston

$32

Sep 12, 2019

Laura

Wagner

$260

Sep 12, 2019

Anna Okoniewski

In Honor of Emma Lagan

$50

Sep 11, 2019

Sarah

Radley

$50

Sep 11, 2019

Dan

Williams

$32

Sep 11, 2019

EMMA LAGAN

In Honor of J&J Clockworks

Undisclosed Amount

Sep 10, 2019

Janet Box-Steffensmeier

In Honor of Our amazing OSU Anthropology Department!

$100

Sep 10, 2019

Nick

Kawa

$50

Sep 10, 2019

Anonymous

In Honor of Emma Lagan

$20

Sep 09, 2019

Edward

SWEENEY

$32

Sep 09, 2019

Gisselle

Garcia

$200

Sep 09, 2019
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$10

10,000 years of farming

Although almost all human populations nowadays rely on domesticated plants and animals to survive, plant domestication represent only 5% of the time our species exists in the planet.

$32

32 teeth in the human mouth

Teeth, unlike bones, do not heal if damaged. That’s because teeth actually evolved from fish scales, which were appropriated as teeth at the time of the origin of jawed fishes, 420 million years ago.

$50

50,000 years ago...

We shared the planet with our close relatives, the Neandertals. Neandertals went extinct around 35 thousand years ago, but several events of admixture occurred before then. Modern populations from Europe and Asia have up to 5% of their genes inherited from Neandertals.

$80

Living beyond 80 years!

By 2050, US life expectancy will be above 80 years. During the 13th century, life expectancy in Europe was only about 30 years. Even 50 years ago, there was still great disparity across the globe, with African countries having life expectancy below 40 years, while Europe and North America’s were above 60 years.

$260

Thinking makes me hungry

The human brain at rest consumes about 260 calories per day. This represents 20% of our average resting metabolic rate, making our big brains the most expensive organ in our body.

$400

Lucy’s brain is only 400cc

Lucy, the most famous Australopithecus afarensis, represents one of the many species that make up our evolutionary tree. She lived in Africa about 3.5 million years ago, and her brain size was roughly the same as a modern chimpanzee’s.

$800

800 languages in the Americas

Across all of the Americas, almost 800 languages are spoken nowadays, showing the importance of communication for our species and the different cultures that live on the continent. Most of these languages are in danger of disappearing in the next generation.

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