Homo habilis species was first found in East Africa at the Olduvai George site, approximately 1.9- 1.4 million years ago (Spoor et al. 2007). This species was also known as “Handy man” or “able man”. Homo habilis had a smaller brain of about 630 C.C. compared to living humans today (Relethford, 2010). Post cranial skeleton show similarities to Austrapiths and an evidence to bipedalism however, they retained climbing abilities ( McHenry 1992). The simple stone tools found associated with Homo habilis were referred to as Oldowan tools. There is still no clear evidence whether these species relied on scavengers left by the carnivores or did they associate themselves in hunting by the use of the stone tools ( Relethford, 2010).
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