The history of life on Earth can be traced back to the earliest known single-celled life forms more than 3.5 million years ago. This history is ongoing, and today’s flora and fauna therefore represent only a snapshot of the continuous process of evolution.
In our Evolution Hall you will find answers to many questions, such as:
- Why and how do organisms diversify over time?
- Why are sparrows rarely white and birds of paradise multicoloured?
- Under which conditions do new species evolve?
- What makes Darwin’s finches so famous?
- What is the meaning of the terms “mimesis“ and “mimicry“?
- Why does similar appearance not always correlate with close relationship?
- How do we investigate evolutionary relationships?
- How are fossils connected to today’s fauna?
- What are “living fossils“?