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  Homo habilis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Homo habilis ("handy man", "skillful person") is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2 million to 1.5 million years ago at the beginning of the Pleistocene.
Homo habilis was very short and had disproportionately long arms compared to modern man. It is thought to have descended from a species of australopithecine hominin.
Homo habilis is thought to be the ancestor of the lankier and more sophisticated, Homo ergaster, which in turn gave rise to the more human appearing species, Homo erectus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homo_habilis   (536 words)

  
 Homo rudolfensis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The ((biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed) species Homo rudolfensis was originally proposed in 1986 by V. Alexeev for the specimen KNM ER 1470.
rudolfensis lacked many of the things that were unique only to later hominids such as slim hips for walking long distances, a sophisticated sweating system, narrow birth canal, legs longer than arms, noticeable whites in the eyes, smaller hairs resulting in naked appearance and exposed skins, ect.
Many scientists think Rudolfensis to be more ape like despite their large brains and bipedal locomotion.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ho/homo_rudolfensis.htm   (228 words)

  
 homo habilis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Homo habilis is a species of the genus Homo, which lived from approximately 2.5 million to 2.0 million years ago.
Homo habilis was very short and had disproportionately long arms compared to modern man. It is thought to have descended from a species of Australopithecine hominid.
Homo habilis had a brain slightly less than half of the size of modern man. These early human ancestors were small, on average standing no more than 1.3 m tall.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Homo_habilis.html   (471 words)

  
 Homo rudolfensis
The species designation of Homo rudolfensis is a much debated topic, over both whether it is a separate species, and if it is an australopithecine rather than a member of the genus Homo.
The rudolfensis specimens have large brains in conjunction with megadont postcanines, and without postcranial evidence it is unknown whether these features are due to a larger body size than contemporary habilis specimens.
Homo rudolfensis may be the first member of the genus Homo on a path to modern humans, or it may be a more Homo-like australopithecine with no direct bearing on the evolution of H.
www.archaeologyinfo.com /homorudolfensis.htm   (1694 words)

  
 Arobustus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The authors named this specimen Homo rudolfensis, a contemporary of Homo habilis which was found at Lake Turkana.
Homo rudolfensis had a flatter, broader face and broader postcanine teeth with more complex crowns and roots, and thicker enamel.
Homo rudolfensis appears to have a good claim based on brain size and the more modern postcranium, but some insist that its facial and dental anatomy disqualify it from this role.
www.geocities.com /palaeoanthropology/Hrudolfensis.html   (249 words)

  
 Homo (genus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Homo is the genus that includes modern humans and their close relatives.
All species except Homo sapiens are extinct; the last surviving relative, Homo neanderthalensis, died out 30,000 years ago, although recent evidence suggests that Homo floresiensis lived as recently as 12,000 years ago.
Through that species, Homo is next most closely related to the group of extinct species in the genera Paranthropus and Australopithecus, whose evolutionary branch split off from the proto-Homo line some 5 million years ago.
www.tocatch.info /en/Homo_(genus).htm   (288 words)

  
 HOMO RUDOLFENSIS
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 Genus - Early Human Evolution
The name "homo habilis" comes from Latin meaning "handy man." Their heads were longer and flatter, compared to modern man. The brains of the Homo habilis are 2/3 as large as ours.
The Homo Sapiens were cleverer than the Neanderthals because they had more imagination and made tools that no Neanderthal could have thought of.
The Homo Sapiens were born with a larynx that was lower, thus, they could communicate with a larger variety of sounds than the Neanderthals, which had a higher larynx.
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 Homo rudolfensis - a new kind of animal
Although we cannot assess the relative sizes of the major lobes of the brain precisely from fossil skulls of Homo rudolfensis the elevation of the forehead from its low, sloping configuration in Australopithecus indicates expansion of the frontal lobes.
If the origin of Homo is to be attributed to environmental changes early in the Ice Age, it would be helpful to have tangible evidence that the genus was actually alive not long after 2.5 million years ago, when the Ice Age got into full swing.
The fossil skulls and the pelvic and thigh bones from which I have inferred biological traits of Homo rudolfensis were all excavated from east of Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) in northern Kenya, and all date to the interval between 1.8 and 2 million years ago.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/origins/hominid_journey/rudolfensis.html   (1591 words)

  
 Homo (genus) - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Homo is the genus that includes humans and their close relatives.
All species and subspecies except Homo sapiens sapiens are extinct; the last surviving relative, Homo neanderthalensis, died out 30,000 years ago, although recent evidence suggests that Homo floresiensis lived as recently as 12,000 years ago.
The last three have been considered to be subspecies of Homo sapiens, but analysis of mitochondrial DNA from H.
open-encyclopedia.com /Homo_(genus)   (128 words)

  
 ANT 105
Homo habilis has teeth similar to later hominids as compared to Homo rudolfensis.
Homo habilis has a smaller body size, australopithecine-like limb proportions and adaptations of the feet for climbing.
Homo rudolfensis has a larger body, flatter face and a larger brain than Homo habilis.
virtual.parkland.edu /sreilly/ant105/homo2.htm   (119 words)

  
 Week6
The inclusion of habilis in the homo genus is based upon a notable increase in brain size and their manufacture and use of stone tools.
Homo rudolfensis is generally defined as having a larger body than habilis, and does not have the prominent brow ridge (torus) as compared to habilis.
Endocasts, or cast of the inside of the brain of homo erectus have shown an asymmetry in brain size that appears to be a more modern development, and one that characterizes modern Homo's brain.
www.ucs.mun.ca /~jerwin/Week6.html   (1903 words)

  
 Read about Homo (genus) at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Homo (genus) and learn about Homo (genus) here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The genus is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2.5 million years old.
Homo neanderthalensis, died out 30,000 years ago, although recent evidence suggests that Homo floresiensis lived as recently as 12,000 years ago.
The word "human" is from humanus, the adjectival form of homo.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Homo_(genus)   (230 words)

  
 The Earliest Homo Fossils
While the new Hadar jaw shares anatomical traits with later Homo species, it is not assignable to either of them.
Near the Homo jaw were 20 stone flakes and several bifacially flaked river cobbles.
Earliest Homo is distinguished from the Australopithecines by brain expansion and reduction in the size of the cheek teeth.
www.jqjacobs.net /anthro/paleo/fossils.html   (513 words)

  
 Facts: Habilis and rudolfensis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The taxon Homo habilis was initially given by Louis Leakey in 1964 to a host of fossil bones found in the same locality with Paranthropus boisei.
Homo habilis lived from 2.4 to 1.6 million years ago, as inferred from the material assigned to the species (Wood and Richmond 2000).
Harun Yahya stated that Homo habilis and Homo rudolfensis were actually quadrupedal apes, with long arms and short legs and small cranial capacity; he points at the fossil OH 62, which indeed has australopith-like limb proportions (Johanson et al.
www.redrival.com /evolusi/humevol4.htm   (924 words)

  
 We weren't always the only humans
HOMO RUDOLFENSIS was a relatively largebrained hominid, typified by the famous KNM-ER 1470 cranium.
HOMO HABILIS ("handy man") was so named because it was thought to be the maker of the 1.8 million year old stone tools discovered at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania.
Homo sapiens has had the earth to itself for the past 25,000 year or so, free and clear of competition from other members of the hominid family.
www.webspawner.com /users/anthropologyarticle1   (1126 words)

  
 Species of Humans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Homo erectus (extinct): The "workman man" lived 1.85 to 0.1 mya lived in Africa, Asia, Indonesia; made advanced stone tools, hand-axes and cleavers, hunted, used fire, had a brain size of 750-1250 cc.
Homo habilis (extinct): Lived 2-1.5 mya, name means "handy man or skillful person," made stone tools for scavenging meat off of carrion, about 1 m (3 feet) tall with long arms, a possible ancestor to H.
Homo sapiens sapiens: The modern form of humans was apparent 60,000 years ago.
www.alysion.org /life/Homo.htm   (322 words)

  
 Early Human Evolution:  Early Transitional Humans
The few rudolfensis fossils that have been found are somewhat earlier, dating about 2.4-1.9 million years ago, while the more common habilis remains are around 2.0-1.
Rudolfensis apparently was a bit taller and relatively larger brained on average.
The evolution of the genus Homo and the robust australopithecines beginning around 2.5 million years ago coincides with the beginning of a prolonged cooling climate trend in East Africa.
anthro.palomar.edu /homo/homo_1.htm   (685 words)

  
 Homo rudolfensis
The beginnings of the Eastern African species: Homo rudolfensis came in 1993 when scientists found a mandible that was less robust and with smaller cheek teeth than is the case amongst australopithecines.
Rudolfensis is also recognized as having a larger cranium.
Homo rudolfensis is dated to between 2.4 and 1.6 million years.
www.msu.edu /~heslipst/contents/ANP440/rudolfensis.htm   (189 words)

  
 San Diego Museum of Man - Footsteps Through Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
and Homo rudolfensis are early representatives of the genus Homo, the group to which modern humans belong.
The word "habilis" means handy or skillful, and so Homo habilis means "handy man." This species was so named because stone tools have been found near Homo habilis fossils, making this the earliest known stone tool maker.
Homo habilis lived in what is now East Africa over 2 million years ago, at the same time as other hominid species.
www.abouthumanevolution.org /html/site/timestone10.htm   (199 words)

  
 DARWINISM-WATCH.com - Responding Evolutionist Propaganda in the Media
The word “homo” is used in biology to mean “human being.” For that reason, evolutionists regard such different species as Homo habilis, Homo erectus and Homo rudolfensis as members of the human “genus” (the classification above the species).
Homo erectus means “erect walking human being.” Evolutionists have had to distinguish these human beings from their predecessors with the title “erect.” That is because all the known Homo erectus fossils are far more erect than the Australopithecus or Homo habilis specimens.
It has recently been increasingly stated in the scientific world that Homo erectus is an artificial class and that the fossils included in the category Homo erectus do not contain sufficient differences to cause it to be regarded as a different species from Homo sapiens.
www.darwinism-watch.com /cnnturk0312.php   (6192 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Homo rudolfensis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Homo rudolfensis is a fossil hominin species originally proposed in 1986 by V. Alexeev for the specimen KNM ER 1470
rudolfensis lacked many of the things that were unique only to later hominids such as slim hips for walking long distances, a sophisticated sweating system, narrow birth canal, legs longer than arms, noticeable whites in the eyes, smaller hairs resulting in naked appearance and exposed skins, etc. Many scientists think H.
rudolfensis to be more ape like despite their large brains and bipedal locomotion.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref/index.php?title=Homo_rudolfensis   (388 words)

  
 Cranial and Postcranial information for Early Homo
Yet there are clear indications that during this critical period, early homo forms arose and different groups emerged perhaps as a result of slightly different adaptations.
rudolfensis is now the focus of inquiry as an early form of Homo that may give rise to other versions of Homo.
is distinguished from the earlier Homo habilis on the basis of a brain capacity of 800 cc.
www.mc.maricopa.edu /dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/origins/hominid_journey/early_homo3.html   (1473 words)

  
 Australopithecus
Homo rudolfensis with a brain volume from about 775 cc to 900 cc, lived around the same time as H.
It is possible that it is the ancestor of Homo, while the australopiths are a side-branch that is not ancestral to Homo.
Homo habilis is now considered to have evolved from the Australopithecines, but not to have evolved on to become Homo sapiens.
www.ecotao.com /holism/hu_austral.htm   (7207 words)

  
 Recent Developments in Paleoanthropology
Their age and anatomy is cited as strong evidence for the emergence of modern humans from Africa, and against the multiregional theory which argues that modern humans evolved in many places around the world.
Mar 2002: According to its discoverers, a new Homo erectus skull from Bouri in Ethiopia, about 1 million years old, indicates that Homo ergaster should not be considered a separate species from Homo erectus (Asfaw et al.
Some Homo fossils found recently in Spain, and dated at over 780,000 years, are the oldest confirmed European hominids.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/homs/recent.html   (2816 words)

  
 Homo rudolfensis
Homo rudolfensis was formally named as a species in 1986.
In this scenario, rudolfensis becomes a remarkable evolutionary offshoot, without known descendants - or perhaps is the earliest specimen of the 'round skulls' that lead to Homo heidelbergensis, in contrast to the 'football skulls' that characterize ergaster and its undisputed descendant, erectus."
Like the Black Skull, Homo rudolfensis has caused paleoanthropologists to alter their views of human origins.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Galaxy/1508/H_rudolfensis   (341 words)

  
 Descent of Man - habilis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Its estimated cranial capacity of 600 cc is the minimum for classification as Homo, but the difficulties of reconstruction may have contributed to the smallish estimation.
Homo habilis Discovered in 1973, there is still controversy about this specimen's classifications, with some scientists opting to classify it as an Australopithecene, others believing it is a species of Homo.
rudolfensis The classification of this specimen has been a matter of debate since its discovery, with some scientist arguing in favor of Australopithecus, and some in favor of a species of Homo.
www.dentalgain.org /habilis.html   (501 words)

  
 Lecture Notes 1 of 6
The implications of this are that H habilis and H rudolfensis became extinct as did robust australopithicines.
Rudolfensis has an expanded cranial vault, but of a different form and face jaws and dentition are clearly non erectus.
Individual early Homo brains may thus overlap with Australopithecus but the average human brain would be larger than the average Australopithecine, absolutely and in relation to body size.
www.leeds.ac.uk /chb/lectures/anthl_01.html   (4866 words)

  
 ANTH 465/565   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Homo, as it is currently construed, is not a “good” genus.
Homo species have been correctly allocated: (1) cladistic analyses should suggest they are more closely related to
Homo species have adaptive strategies that are more similar to the adaptive strategy of
libarts.wsu.edu /anthro/Classes/collard/465_565_20_notes.htm   (426 words)

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