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Homo gautengensis



A hominid species that is presently recognized as the earliest species of the genus Homo.


The distinctive features of this hominid include big teeth indicating that they could be predominantly plant-eaters, and therefore tree dwellers (for easy access to food and a way to escape predators). The species may have used stone tools and fire based on archeological evidence. They may be bipedal primates but possibly lacking language skills, hence, not essentially a direct ancestor to modern human species.

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