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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/a-skull-that-rewrites-the-history-of-man-1783861.html

The conventional view of human evolution and how early man colonised the world has been thrown into doubt by a series of stunning palaeontological discoveries suggesting that Africa was not the sole cradle of humankind. Scientists have found a handful of ancient human skulls at an archaeological site two hours from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, that suggest a Eurasian chapter in the long evolutionary story of man.


The skulls, jawbones and fragments of limb bones suggest that our ancient human ancestors migrated out of Africa far earlier than previously thought and spent a long evolutionary interlude in Eurasia – before moving back into Africa to complete the story of man.

Experts believe fossilised bones unearthed at the medieval village of Dmanisi in the foothills of the Caucuses, and dated to about 1.8 million years ago, are the oldest indisputable remains of humans discovered outside of Africa.

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Re: Was Georgia (the country, not the state) a cradle of early mankind?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 08:07:43 PM »
A new paper in the 18 October issue of Science argues that the skulls from Dmanisi, Georgia, show that there was wide variation in a single population of Homo erectus in what is now Georgia, 1.8 million years ago; and that African fossils thought to belong to up to five different species of Homo (Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, Homo ergaster and Homo erectus) are probably just different samples of one species, Homo erectus.
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Re: Was Georgia (the country, not the state) a cradle of early mankind?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 08:10:47 PM »
The earliest evidence of wine making comes from Georgia. That's all the proof I need.
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Re: Was Georgia (the country, not the state) a cradle of early mankind?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 08:18:42 PM »
The earliest evidence of wine making comes from Georgia. That's all the proof I need.

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Re: Was Georgia (the country, not the state) a cradle of early mankind?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 08:25:22 PM »
The earliest evidence of wine making comes from Georgia. That's all the proof I need.
Must have been that scuppernong and muscadine wine.
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Re: Was Georgia (the country, not the state) a cradle of early mankind?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 08:28:45 PM »
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/a-skull-that-rewrites-the-history-of-man-1783861.html
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The skulls, jawbones and fragments of limb bones suggest that our ancient human ancestors migrated out of Africa far earlier than previously thought and spent a long evolutionary interlude in Eurasia – before moving back into Africa to complete the story of man.
The fossils suggest that the genus Homo migrated out of Africa earlier than previously thought, but the evidence still points to Homo sapiens having evolved in Africa.
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Re: Was Georgia (the country, not the state) a cradle of early mankind?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 08:29:35 PM »
Maybe early on, but not as of late.
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Re: Was Georgia (the country, not the state) a cradle of early mankind?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 08:52:42 AM »
The earliest evidence of wine making comes from Georgia. That's all the proof I need.
Must have been that scuppernong and muscadine wine.

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