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Homo Habilis

Homo Habilis
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Tooba Shamim

on 20 November 2014

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Transcript of Homo Habilis

General Information
A well-known species, but poorly defined
Hominini Tribe
Lived approximately 2.3 to 1.5 million years ago
Translated as "Handy Man"
Believed by some to be a direct human ancestor
Lived in the beginning of the stone age
Physical Appearance
The first true humans
Shorter arms, less hair,
Increase in Height
Increased level of intelligence
Their brain was half the size of modern humans (largest brain of their time)
Approximately 4.5 feet tall
Small jaws and teeth (good for eating meat)
Food and Shelter
Lived in what today is known as Tanzania (East and southern Africa)
Mostly on the move to find food, they didn't stay at one place for a very long time
They used cliffs, hills and fallen trees for shelter
They knew that fire existed but they did not know what it was used for or even what it simply was
They ate small animals, bird eggs and small plants
Occasionally they added meat to their diet if they found any.
Tools
Homo Habilis
Clothing, Language, Religion
Era
The first H. habilis fossils were found in Olduvai Gorge.
The Homo Habilis lived approximately 2.4 to 1.4 million years ago.
Homo Habilis didn’t have any types of clothing. They had hair all over their bodies which kept them warm. They also had shelters that helped them stay protected from bad weather conditions.

The Homo Habilis didn’t have any type of language, so they used simple gestures. They also used simple sounds. The simple sound might have been grunts or growls.

The homo habilis did not have any type of religion at all. Homo habilis were still in the stone age and could not communicate enough to have any type of religion. They were also too busy with survival to care about things such as religion.

First to build stone tools, lasted for 2 million years.
Created tools to protect themselves aswell for better living
As of 2013 11 types of tools were found
The first discoveries of these tools were in Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania
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