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Homo habilis

  1. Bernard A Wood

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003316

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How to Cite

Wood, B. A. 2001. Homo habilis. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

Homo habilis is an extinct species of hominin, presently included within the genus Homo, and best known from sites in East Africa.

Keywords:

  • hominin;
  • Homo habilis;
  • hominin species;
  • species recognition;
  • Olduvai Gorge;
  • Koobi Fora;
  • Plio-Pleistocene