The Institute of Human Origins communicates its research findings and significant news to the scientific and academic communities and general public through high-level scientific journals and books, mainstream media, and IHO newsletters and enews.
From its very beginnings as an organization, the Institute of Human Origins focused one "leg" of its mission toward public outreach. Its founding members believed that the scientists are the best interpreter of their research for the public. This is our human history, and we believe that sharing the story of how we "became human" with the public is as important as sharing the science.
Our core strength lies in field and lab research on key questions and time periods in the emergence of humankind
The Institute of Human Origins is one of the world’s leading centers for research, education, and public outreach on the scientific mission to understand what it means to be human. Now in its fourth decade of research and discovery, the institute remains at the forefront of the creation of knowledge about our origins.