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Ancient Skull In Georgia Gives Glimpse Of Human Evolution


Ancient Skull In Georgia Gives Glimpse Of Human Evolution
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Georgian scientists have presented a 1.8 million-year-old skull that researchers say could force a reevaluation of current theories of human evolution. The skull, unearthed in the medieval town of Dmanisi some 100 kilometers southwest of the capital, Tbilisi, is the first completely preserved skull found from that period. Professor David Lortkipanidze, the director general of the Georgian National Museum, told RFE/RL's Georgian Service in Dmanisi the discovery provides the earliest evidence of human ancestors moving out of Africa and spreading north to the rest of the world. (By RFE/RL Georgian Service correspondents Marina Vashakmadze and Toma Begiashvili)

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