The second stage of human evolution is the Homo habilis(Hoh moh hab uh luhs). The name means "handyman". They were the first evolved humans to use tools. This species was assumed to have lived in southern and northeastern parts of Africa. The fossils were specifically found in parts of Tanzania, Olduvia Gorge, and Kenya. They were suspected to have lived two million years ago. Their intelligence was higher than the previous Australopithecus. They were only 4.5 feet tall on average.
The Homo habilis got their food by scavenging and hunting. They ate berries, birds and their eggs, leaves, roots, and insects. The hunted and ate by ganging up on the prey and killing them by force. They would pounce on their prey when hunting alone. If you were alone it was more likely that you would not find food.
To communicate, the Homo habilis used grunts and primitive gestures to speak. Homo habilis was the first to use dying tools and knives. They were also able to problem solve and plan ahead. Therefore, they died out and the next stage of human evolution came into place... Homo erectus.