Homo habilis

Homo habilis Reconstruction ©Wiki Commons
Homo habilis Reconstruction
©Wiki Commons

Name:                                Homo habilis

Other names:                 Handy Man

Age:                                    2.4 – 1.4 million years ago

Height:                              1.0 – 1.35 m tall (3′ 4″ – 4′ 5″)

Weight:                             32 kg (70 lbs)

Brain Size:                       500  650 cc

Description:                    Small teeth and small face.

Diet:                                    Leaves, plants and meat.

Culture:                             Lived in groups, believed to be the first to produce tool culture                                                   purposefully

Tool Culture:                  Oldowan culture

Date Discovered:           1960

Area Discovered:           Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Who Discovered:           Mary and Louis Leaky


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