A little something I put together for my Bio. Anthro. Lab class…
Biological Anthropology is the study of humans as a species, and how we are related to other species in the Primates. In thinking about humans as one very biologically successful primate species, it’s important to understand just how many of us there are.
Here are some useful resources for exploring that question.
- Gapminder: Population Growth Explained with Ikea Boxes (video) Gapminder has lots of great resources for visualizing human population, international development and demographic changes.
- US Census Bureau World Population Clock shows official estimates from the US government.
- Galen’s Population Clock includes a feature that lets you choose a specific date and time to get a population estimate.
- Earth Policy Institute has a lot of resources and online books relating to human population, global development and environmental repercussions. Especially useful data sources are:
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