Homo habilis making stone tool

Homo habilis making stone tool

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Caption: Homo habilis. Artwork of a male Homo habilis sitting on a rock whilst making a stone tool. Homo habilis lived 2.0-1.6 million years ago and had a wide distribution in Africa. The term Homo habilis means "handy human" and it refers to the fact that H. habilis was very adept at making and using tools. These tools would be carved out of stones and animal bones. Unlike Australopithecus afarensis, its predecessor, H. habilis was a meat- eater. This has been deduced from teeth conformation found in the skulls of that period. It is thought that Homo habilis was the first truly human species on Earth.

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