Evolution of the Human Brain

by Robin Stewart
Written in 1998, when I was in 8th grade

Welcome! Click on a skull below for more information on that species, or try some of the other buttons below for some neat pictures, facts, and links.

brain size: 300 ccs


brain size: 310-530 ccs

homo habilis

brain size: 580-752 ccs

homo erectus

brain size: 775-1225 ccs


brain size: 1200-1300 ccs

modern human

brain size: 1350 ccs!

Pictures courtesy of National Geographic, Feb. 1997 issue.

See the Report Chimp versus Human brains Links to other brain evolution sites

If you have questions or comments, you can email me.

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