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Homos Habilis

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Amanda Bittner

on 11 December 2013

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Homo Habilis
By Emma Lyden, Danny Tripaldi,
And Amanda Bittner


Homo Habilis

*They mainly ate fruit, roots, nuts, and vegetables
*They also hunted to get meat
*They were not able to eat tough plants because of their small teeth and jaw
*To improve their food supply they would hunt in groups
*Homo Habilis would follow vultures to abandon prey from another animal and eat the scraps.
*Homo Habilis would also follow there food source to different places

We believe that you wonderful people should have an exhibit of Homo Habilis in The Museum of Natural History because of how interesting it is.Also, this exhibit comes with mysteries that tourist would be intrigued to see. This exhibit will also, help young minds develop a better understanding on the past lives of humans. In conclusion we think that The Museum of Natural History would become even better than it already is with this exhibit.
Homo Habilis
*They lived in Eastern and Southern Africa around 1.4-2.4 million years ago.
*Homo Habilis did migrate, since they followed their food source, but it's still a mystery where they migrated to.

More miscellaneous Fact's!
This species lived between 2.3 and 1.5 million years ago.
What the name means Homo is the latin name for human or man and habilis is Latin for handy or skillful
The discoveries of Homo habilis began in 1959 when two teeth were unearthed at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania by a team led by Louis and Mary Leakey. The year after a part of a boys skeleton was found.
Homo habilis were announced a new species in 1964

The anatomy of Homos Habilis is very mysterious. Homos Habilis used to walk on 2 legs, just like us. and here is the best part... Homos Habilis might be one of our old, ancestors! Homo Habilis had a short body and long ape-like arms like the Australopithecus. But they were distinguished from earlier hominids by their big brain (c. 630 cubic centimeters) and small teeth.

The Habitat of Homo Habilis
*The habitat of the Homo Habilis was in woodlands, with access to lakes and streams. *They also would live together to keep warm and also so that there would be more care for the children that would also be living in the caves.
Why we have this presentation for you today...
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen for coming out this evening. We will like you to keep in mind how grateful we are for you to come. We hope you will enjoy what we have in store for you and think about how this exhibit will look in your amazing Museum.
Location/Habitat Video:
Stone age lasted from about 2 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago so it is old enough to go in a museum.
Homo Habilis built campfires, but did not know how to make fire. they had to find fire from natural causes for example a lightning stricks and hits a tree and there is fire, so they had to find fire.
Miscellaneous Fact's
First stone tools found in the archaeological record how long ago stone tools were made 2.6 million years ago.
Small groups work together to have protection Remains of their campfires have been found and dated. Scientists have found stone tools at these sites
They used many stone and bone made tools. They mainly used the hand axe and spear.
Additional fossils, including the discovery of a partial skeleton in 1986, have revealed that this species was more ape-like than previously believed. A 1.8-million-year-old partial skeleton discovered in 1986 by Tim White in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. These remains are thought to be those of a female because of the short stature.
If they had a campfire the campfire had to be carefully watched, because if the fire went out, they did not know how to start it again.

Like apes, this individual had relatively long arms and short legs. this species are more ape like then human.

*They were scavengers
*Homo Habilis didn't hunt as much as it scaveged
*They would sometimes just eat anything they could find

Thanks for taking your time to watch our educational presentation.
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