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Science Pavilion UZH

What makes us human?

Nutcracker in the exhibition "What makes us human?"

What makes us human? What forms and characteristics do communication, cooperation and culture take in the animal kingdom? How do researchers investigate these complex relationships in primates and other animals?

For centuries, researchers from all disciplines as well as musicians, artists and poets have been studying the uniqueness of our species. This question has also shaped the research of the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology since its beginnings 125 years ago.
In this exhibition, you will discover the differences and, above all, the similarities between other animals and us.
Would you like to find out more about current anthropological research at UZH and enter into dialogue with us? Then explore the exhibition as part of a guided tour.

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