Mystery Skull Interactive

Choose a mystery skull to identify:

What species is this? Compare skulls to find out.
When scientists discover a new fossil skull, they compare it to skulls that have already been identified as particular early human species. In this activity, you get the chance to be the scientist! Choose a mystery skull to identify by clicking on it.
Mystery Skull
Mystery Skull

Compare the skulls: Choose any skull from the bottom row and move it to this box. You can then rotate and compare each skull with the Mystery Skull.

To make each skull bigger or smaller, use the zoom feature on your device.

When comparing the skulls, click on the "Clues" to help identify the Mystery Skull.