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6.5: Early Genus Homo

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  • We originally defined the genus Homo because of two interrelated factors: the first evidence for stone tools and significantly bigger brains.

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    READ DENNIS O'NEIL ON EARLY GENUS HOMO

    Homo habilis

    Homo habilis was the first example of the genus Homo, and was named for the dexterity required to make stone tools.