Homo habilis is a species of the tribe Hominini, during the Gelasian and early Calabrian stages of the Pleistocene period, which lived between roughly 2.1 and 1.5 million years ago.

The type specimen is OH 7, discovered in 1960 at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, associated with the Oldowan lithic industry; the fossils were identified as a separate species of Homo with the proposed binomial name of Homo habilis ("handy man") in 1964. In its appearance and morphology, Homo habilis is the least similar to modern humans of all species in the genus Homo (except the equally controversial Homo rudolfensis), and its classification as Homo has been the subject of controversial debate since its first proposal in the 1960s.

LD 350-1 is a fossil jawbone fragment discovered in 2013 which has been dated to 2.8 million years ago and argued to be intermediate between Australopithecus and Homo habilis.

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