Optional trip to Archaeological site of Dmanisi for the participants of the America-Georgia Business Council's 20th Annual Conference
Dmanisi is a town and archaeological site in the Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia approximately 93 km southwest of the nation’s capital Tbilisi.The hominin site is the earliest of its kind outside of Africa, dating back to 1.81 Ma.
Dmanisiwas discovered in 1983, beneath the deserted medieval town of Dmanisi. During middle ages, it was one of the prominent cities of the day, located along the Silk Road. *Click on the image to see the article by National Geographic
David Lordkipanidze discusses the discovery of one of the world's most important archaeological sites and the challenge of changing humanity's view of its origins.
The 1.75-million-year-old skull, discovered in the republic of Georgia is forcing scientists to rethink humanity's first great migration. Most paleoanthropologists had long believed that the first humans to leave Africa looked something like an African Homo erectus specimen. The new Georgian skull looks far more primitive. *Click on the image to see an article about "First Europeans "
During field work at Dmanisi the 5th most complete cranium of Plio-Pleostocene Homo was discovered in Georgia. A paper has been published in the Journal Science by David Lordkipanidze where he highlights the unique fossil finds at the Dmanisi palaeoanthropological site.
*Click on the image to see the Paper in Journal "Science".
The Birthplace of Wine
Winemaking can be dated back to 8000 BC in Georgia, where evidence of grape cultivation has been found.
*Click on the Image to see a video clip about the birthplace of Wine.