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  Homo habilis
habilis is a generally accepted species, they opinion that it was a direct human ancestor seems to be in question.
Homo habilis may be a direct human ancestor, a dead-end side-branch that leads nowhere, an invalid species whose designated examples belong in other species, or Wolpoff may be right, and all these species are basically part of one highly variable widespread species.
The skulls, endocasts, and teeth of Homo habilis.
www.archaeologyinfo.com /homohabilis.htm   (2170 words)

 Homo habilis
Homo habilis means "handy man" and was suggested to them by Raymond Dart.
A series of anatomical characters is to be found uniquely in Homo — for example, an increase in cranial vault height and thickness, reduced lower facial prognathism, and reduction in the size of premolars and molars and the length of the molar row — but what has always stood out the most is brain size.
This table shows the main morphological differences between the two main members of the early Homo family; Homo habilis and Homo rudolfensis.
www.geocities.com /palaeoanthropology/Hhabilis.html   (218 words)

 CRSQ March 2006 Article - Body Mass Estimates and Encephalization Quotients: A Fresh Look at the Australopithecines and ...
Homo habilis is primarily distinguished from the australopithecines by its larger brain size (Haeusler and McHenry, 2004; Pilbeam and Gould, 1974; Susman, 1994; Blumenschine et al., 2003).
Homo habilis has been proposed by evolutionists as the earliest hominid to exhibit the increased brain size required to evolve human intelligence.
Since the australopithecines and Homo habilis are known to be facultative bipeds, a model to calculate their body mass utilizing data only extracted from extant obligatory bipeds (humans) would result in an inaccurate number.
www.creationresearch.org /crsq/articles/42/42_4/body_mass.htm   (4186 words)

 Genus Homo
Homo habilis was named so because the artifacts found with the fossils were rudimentary stone tools that had been created from rocks.
Homo erectus spread from the area of southeast Africa throughout Europe, Asia, and the Indonesian Islands that were not surrounded by water at the time.
Homo sapiens was so successful that he spread beyond the bounds of erectus and even made it to Australia on a land bridge during one of the ice ages.
compuball.com /Inquisition/homo.htm   (1466 words)

 Homo habilis
Homo habilis is a species of extinct hominids that lived between 2.2 and 1.6 Ma in eastern and southern Africa.
Recently, stark controversy has arisen as to whether habilis should be classified in the genus Homo or the genus Australopithecus.
Consensus may be moving towards the direction of habilis being a modern-ape-like australopithecine which may or may not have had anything to do with the genus Homo.
www.iscid.org /encyclopedia/Homo_habilis   (278 words)

 Early hominid overview
The dental similarities between Homo habilis and A. afarensis are simply explained:The former is the direct descendant of the latter and therefore carries many anatomical similarities.
If Homo habilis truly is a direct descendant of A. afarensis, splitting away before the A. africacus A. robustus lineage had begun to develop.
The dental characteristics shared between Homo habilis and A. afarensis have to be explained as a reversal of the direction of evolution already established in the hominid lineage.
www.stanford.edu /~harryg/protected/chp20.htm   (1030 words)

 ScienceDaily: Anthropology Articles
Homo habilis ("handy man", "skillful person") is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2.5 million to 1.8 million years ago at the beginning of the Pleistocene.
Homo heidelbergensis ("Heidelberg Man") is an extinct, potentially distinct species of the genus Homo and may be the direct ancestor of Homo neanderthalensis in Europe.
Homo ergaster ("working man") is an extinct hominid species (or subspecies, according to some authorities) which lived throughout eastern and southern Africa between 1.9 to 1.4 million years ago with...
www.sciencedaily.com /articles/fossils_ruins/anthropology   (570 words)

 Human Ancestors Hall: Homo habilis
In the 1960s, many researchers argued that Homo habilis was not a valid species, and that the fossils attributed to H.
There is much debate as to the number of species that existed in Homo 2 million years ago, and KNM ER 1470 is now assigned to the species Homo rudolfensis.
Homo habilis was originally thought to be the ancestor to all later Homo.
www.mnh.si.edu /anthro/humanorigins/ha/hab.html   (358 words)

 Homo habilis - EvoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homo habilis is an extinct species of hominid of the genus Homo.
habilis in Bed I are indistinguishable from Australopithicus, and the alleged H.
Anthropologists think that an early form of Homo, which might be called Homo habilis, was living alongside the australopithecines in Africa from roughly 2.5 million years ago and 1.5 million years ago, at which point the australopithecines went extinct.
wiki.cotch.net /index.php?title=Homo_habilis&redirect=no   (228 words)

 Evolution: Humans: Origins of Humankind
Homo habilis has been a controversial species since it was first described in the mid-1960s.
habilis are too fragmented and separated in time for conclusions about their relationships or species compositions to be possible.
Homo habilis, "handy man," is so called because of the wealth of tools that have been found with its fossils.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/humans/humankind/j.html   (371 words)

 Human Origins and Intelligent Design
Homo habilis is said to show brain enlargement, the first usage of primitive stone tools, and the origin of a humanlike bipedal pelvic gait.
Homo habilis was found to be australopithecine in all of its major characteristics—body size, body shape, locomotion, jaws and teeth, development, and brain size.
This strengthens the case that Homo habilis is not a species of intermediate morphology between australopithecines and Homo, as it lacks reliable criteria connecting it to modern humans, or establishing it as a link between australopithecines and Homo.
www.ideacenter.org /contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/1146   (3418 words)

 Homo habilis - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Homo habilis, extinct species of hominid that lived in Africa between 2.2 and 1.5 million years ago.
At around 2 million years ago, a new kind of human being appears in the fossil record and is especially well known from remains at Olduvai Gorge,...
The relationships among the australopiths and the species assigned to genus Homo are still the subject of debate.
au.encarta.msn.com /Homo_habilis.html   (118 words)

The teeth and jaws of Homo habilis are quite similar in size and proportions to those of the less specialized, earlier australopithecus species.
Homo habilis survived for half a million years or more, becoming a taller, stronger, smarter species of human.
It has not been shown to significantly different from Homo erectus to require the designation of a new hominid species, and it has not been shown to be closer to modern humans morphologically as has been claimed by some.
www.columbia.edu /itc/anthropology/v1007/2002projects/web/homo/homo.html   (2218 words)

 Homo Habilis
Homo habilis, translated meaning “hand man“, are next in line after the Australopithecus africanus.
From the measurement of the skeletons discovered, paleontologists have learned that Homo habilis are about 1-1.5m tall and weigh close to the Australopithecines.
Paleontologist concluded that the Homo habilis lived in caves because of the location of the uncovered remains.
www.angelfire.com /ill/evolutionofman/homohabilis.html   (237 words)

 Homo Erectus
The main distinguishing features between Homo habilis and erectus included the increased brain size, the present of brow ridges, a shortened face, and the projecting nasal aperture.
Homo erectus as currently defined from Asia would be one species which became extinct in the last half million years.
The problem of defining Homo erectus is that it is viewed at present as a grade of human evolution intermediate between the small-brained early Pleistocene hominids and the large brained Homo sapiens.
www.stanford.edu /~harryg/protected/chp22.htm   (1005 words)

 Human Evolution, evolution of man - EvolutionOfMan.us
Homo Habilis existed between 1.5 to 2.5 million years ago.
Homo Habilis were first to use tools which were chips of rocks or sharp stone called Oldowan tools.
Homo ergaster was found in Africa and Homo Erectus was found in Asia.
www.evolutionofman.us   (262 words)

 Homo- Leakey Ancestors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The earliest species of Homo was believed to be Homo habilis, the first tool maker, which is known from Olduvai Gorge and East Turkana almost 2 million years old.
Similarly it was believed that a single exodus of Homo erectus from Africa led to the emergence of Homo neanderthalensis, which later gave rise to Homo sapiens.
The Homo lineage is characterised by the development of technology, from the initial manufacture of stone tools for specific purposes 2.5 million years ago to the rapid and exponential technological advances that we see today.
www.inhandmuseum.com /LA/HomoFrame.html   (647 words)

 Human Evolution
Homo habilis was called the handy man because tools were found with his fossil remains.
Homo habilis was the transition man. Starting with a 500cc brain, it grew to a respectable 800cc.
Habilis developed from a brutish and dim-witted herd animal to a competent man. The Broca's area in his brain became developed showing the existence of a workable vocabulary.
www.onelife.com /evolve/manev.html   (8461 words)

 Human Ancestors Hall: The Homo Habilis Debate
Originally, both were assigned to the species Homo habilis, with ER 1470 thought of as male and the smaller ER 1813 a female in a strongly dimorphic species.
habilis, such as the shape of the cheekbones and the browridges, suggests that this species was the ancestor of later humans.
Another debate centered around Homo habilis and Homo rudolfensis is whether or not these two species belong in the genus Homo or would be better suited in one of the other hominid genera.
anthropology.si.edu /humanorigins/ha/habdebate.html   (614 words)

 Homo habilis
The Eastern African specimen: Homo habilis represents a pivotal phase in hominid evolution.
habilis, as it is with habilis that we begin to see strong movements toward a modern brain size.
Homo habilis broke through into science in the early 1960's with the discovery of the OH 7 (the habilis type specimen) fossil at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania by Louis Leakey and collegues.
www.msu.edu /~heslipst/contents/ANP440/habilis.htm   (430 words)

 Homo habilis
habilis was a contemporary of the robust australopithecines in East Africa.
Although it is more advanced in most respects compared to the gracile australopithecines, it still seems to have enough primitive characteristics in common with them that it may well represent variation within the australopithecines rather than a completely separate genus and species.
habilis was an efficient biped, and may have been capable of rudimentary speech.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /faculty/stsmith/classes/anth3/courseware/Hominids/10_Homo_habilis.html   (247 words)

 Homo Erectus
The hominid species that follow the Homo habilis species is the Homo erectus.
Since the Homo habilis lived in caves it is obvious that the Homo erectus did as well.
Homo erectus’ have a similar language to the homo habilis but it is still very different in many ways.
www.angelfire.com /ill/evolutionofman/homoerectus.html   (210 words)

 Creationist Arguments: Homo habilis
Lately, the usual creationist argument concerning Homo habilis is that it is an invalid taxon, i.e.
His reasoning for this is that another habilis fossil (OH 8, a set of foot bones) had been claimed by Oxnard and Lisowski to be not as humanlike as previously thought.
And Lubenow does not mention that there are two other habilis skulls (OH 13 (650 cc) and OH 7 (680 cc), neither of which are adult), that fall squarely into the middle of this gap.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/homs/a_habilis.html   (1728 words)

 Homo Habilis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homo habilis (also known as "handy man") used primative stone tools.
The flat face and large molars of the Homo habilis resemble the Australopithecus lineage.
The brain size of the Homo habilis is about 700 cc (larger than the Australopithecus).
www.cbv.ns.ca /marigold/history/evolution/habilis.html   (56 words)

 Homo “the Tool Man” Habilis
Homo habilis is supposed to have been about 3 feet tall with a skull about half the size of ours.
habilis grew to only 3 feet tall, and had a very small head, about half the size of a modern man. But clearly the artist believes that not all parts of Homo habilis were smaller than modern man’s.
habilis, he was more influenced by a fine specimen of manhood that he might have observed in the locker room before a high school physical education class than any specimen that has ever been dug up out of the ground.
www.scienceagainstevolution.org /v4i6f.htm   (2148 words)

 Homo habilis & Homo erectus, first stone tool users
Homo habilis is smaller-brained creature with an archaic postcranium, and Homo rudolfensis as larger-brained with a more modern postcranium.
Homo habilis made tools from rocks suitable for the production of one tool or another and some tools required more time to make than others.
Homo habilis is then not necessarily a direct ancestor of H. erectus.
www.ecotao.com /holism/hu_habilis.htm   (5590 words)

 Homo habilis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homo habilis (also known as "handy man") used primative stone tools.
The flat face and large molars of the Homo habilis resemble the Australopithecus lineage.
The brain size of the Homo habilis is about 700 cc (larger than the Australopithecus).
park.org /Canada/Museum/man/habilis2.html   (56 words)

 Early Human Evolution: Early Human Culture
Homo habilis made and used stone tools in the Oldowan tradition for nearly a million years but with gradual improvements over time.
Homo erectus was the first species in our line of evolution to expand their range beyond tropical and subtropical environments into temperate climatic zones of the Old World where they encountered relatively cold winters.
This is the earliest confirmed evidence of Homo erectus in temperate regions of East Asia.
anthro.palomar.edu /homo/homo_3.htm   (2191 words)

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