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Homo habilis

Homo habilis (Lat. ‘handy man’) Species of early human, discovered in 1964 by English palaeoanthropologist Louis Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge, East Africa. Its fossil remains are between c.1.8 and c.1.2 million years old, contemporary with those of Australopithecus. The physical development is much more like that of modern human and it is thought they evolved into Homo erectus. See also human evolution

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