Station 2. Early Homo and Early Tools
ANTH 148: Human Origins
Recitation 5: Fossil Hominins
• “Early Homo” fossils are often divided into two species (Homo habilis and H. rudolfensis). In comparing the two skulls, what morphological differences do you find most significant? An anatomically modern H. sapiens is included below for reference.
• Examine the Oldowan and Acheulean tools below. In what ways do they differ? What kinds of functions can you imagine them being used for?
EARLY HOMO EXAMPLES
ANATOMICALLY MODERN HUMAN
Homo sapiens, by the RLA