center for human origins

CHO students

From the dawn of humankind to the advent of the human mind, the Center for Human Origins at Case Western Reserve University is the scientific source for human evolution. discover our evolution»


evolving education.

Undergraduate Opportunities!

Major in Paleoanthropology and participate in research right here in northeastern Ohio!

Field work opportunities!

Students have conducted field work alongside CHO scientists working in Africa, Asia, and North and South America!

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A Healthy Curiosity in Science: Linda Spurlock

CHO & ISO Fellow Linda Spurlock relates human health to natural history, human evolution and environmental change to see how people fit into the natural world. An artist as well as a scientist, forensic facial reconstruction is among Spurlock's areas of expertise and she frequently collaborates with paleoanthropologists to recreate faces and other anatomical features of extinct hominids.

»Learn more about Dr. Spurlock's work