Homo Habilis

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Homo Habilis

This is a picture of aHomo Habilis skull.

By Emily schliessmann

A video of a homo habilis

Homo habilis

Homo habilis was found by the husband and wife team of Louis and Mary Leakey. When the Leakeys were looking for early hominids in Africa. They discovered early hominids bones which turned out to be Homo Habilis or as a nickname "Handy man" bones.

Homo Habilis nickname is "Handy man" because they were able to make tools so they were very developed from the other hominids.

Homo Habilis lived from 1.5 to 2 million years from our times. They lived very long because they had tools to hunt and there brains were twice as big as an Australopithecus Afarensis.

Physical features

Homo Habilis were 3 to 4 feet tall (very small compared to homo sapiens) and were bipeds. Even though they were bipeds they were still a little hunched down. Homo Habilis had lots of hair all over their bodies.

Homo habilis had great capabilities. They made tools that helped them hunt, cut open animals. They developed alot and learned from there relatives how to hunt better and do most things better.


  • Sofie6A 7 years ago

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    Emi its good realy good just the vid is really weird!!!