Homo habilis


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Homo hab·i·lis

 (hăb′ə-ləs)
n.
A species of extinct humans known from fossil remains found in eastern and perhaps southern Africa and dating from about 2 to 1.6 million years ago.

[New Latin Homō habilis, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin habilis, skillful.]

Homo habilis

(ˈhæbɪlɪs)
n
an extinct species of primitive man, the first to use stone tools
[New Latin, from Latin homo man + habilis able to handle, skilled]

Homo hab·i·lis

(hăb′ə-ləs)
An extinct species of humans considered to be an ancestor of modern humans and the earliest hominid to make tools. This species existed between about 2.0 and 1.5 million years ago.
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Noun1.Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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Como ejemplo se senala el aumento del volumen cerebral en los homininos, como el chimpance y el gorila con 400 centimetros cubicos (cc) en promedio; el Homo habilis que vivio hace dos millones de anos, con 640 cc; el Homo erectus de hace un millon de anos, con 855 cc; el Homo neanderthalensis de hace 400 mil anos con una capacidad craneal de 1 500 cc; y el actual Homo sapiens, con 1 300 cc, es decir menos que el neandertal, pero con una mejor evolucion.
3 million years ago, predating Homo habilis by some 700,000 years.
But a bone study by the Australian National University found Homo floresiensis were related to Homo habilis, one of man's more distant ancestors which lived in Africa 1.
El homo sapiens llego a serlo a partir del homo habilis.
The earliest members of our own genus, Homo habilis, were making simple stone tools in East Africa.
Segun Mithen (1996), el Homo habilis preferia vivir en grupos grandes en los que la busqueda de lotes de comida se hacia individualmente o por parejas para luego compartir el alimento con el resto del grupo.
Brain Size: The brain size of Homo habilis ranges between 500-800cc and had an increased cranial capacity.
Autores como Henry De Lumley nos hablan de las etapas de una verdadera aventura evolutiva que tiene como hitos fundamentales la aparicion del bipedismo presente desde la aparicion del Australopithecus (ramidus/aferensis/africanus/robustus) que se sucedieron en un margen temporal que va de los 6 a los 1,7 millones de anos; el aumento progresivo de la capacidad craneal (que va de los 300-400 centimetros cubicos del australopithecus a los 600-750 cc del homo habilis, de los 850-1250 cc del homo erectus hasta el maximo de 1.
Since the 1990s, however, it has been clear that tool use is not an exclusively human trait, and that the use of tools goes back long before the era of Homo habilis.
naledi could replace Homo habilis, which lived as far back as 2.
The new finger fossil is more humanlike than comparably ancient Olduvai hand fossils from Homo habilis, or handy man, and Paranthropus boisei, or Nutcracker Man, the scientists find.
The pinky provides further information about the descent of pre-human hominins from the trees to the ground, and belongs to a transitionary species between Homo sapiens and smaller species like Homo habilis and Paranthropus boisei.