Idea #507 – Meeting the oldest european human Homo Georgicus Erectus in the archeological site of Dmanissi in Georgia
The prehistoric archeological site of Dmanissi was discovered during the excavations of a medieval village, situated at a 1 171 meter high. Excavated by an international team, under the order of the Georgian scientist David Lordkipanidze, with the support of the Academy of Science of Georgia, the site delivered the tracks of a human activity of 1,8 million years old. He also delivered a significant number of human fossils, among which the mandible of a young adult in 1991, and several complete skulls between 1999 and 2005. These skulls would belong in representative of the kind Homo Georgicus Erectus, individuals presenting characters considered as intermediaries between the African Homo Habilis and the Asiatic Homo Erectus.
With approximately 600 in 680 cms ³ of brain volume, one of the skulls offers interesting comparisons with the cranial morphology of the modern man. The size of these individuals is estimated at 1,50 m high. The rests of Homo Georgicus Erectus georgicus were discovered in association with bones of animals, tools of stone and the tools of percussion which allowed this species to hunt, to kill animals and to prepare them, assuring their survival in the rather hostile, Georgian mountains, in particular in winter. Let’s go visiting grandma!
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