OH 16
Date of Discovery: 1963
Discovered by: Louis S. B. Leakey
Age: About 1.7 million years old
Fossil Name: OH 16
Location of Discovery: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

This crushed skull found in 1963 at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, has a lightly-built braincase yet a larger brain size than Australopithecus - two features that led Louis Leakey and colleagues to recognize the species Homo habilis.

Homo habilis