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Homo habilis

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Secrets within the teeth of the first Homo fossils

New studies of the enamel-dentin junction show that early members of our genus may have been less distinctive than we think

Closeup of three left mandibular molars with cracks and wear
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All the hominins made tools

A study of associations between stone tool evidence and fossil hominin remains shows that a wide range of species made stone artifacts.

Chimpanzee holding a stick wrapped around its hand and placing lips on the stick
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Should there be a new genus to contain Homo habilis?

A perspective article by Bernard Wood reviews the history of Homo habilis and suggests that the species should go its own way.

Cast of OH 24 skull, from right oblique view