Eurasia’s Earliest Human Occupations at Dmanisi in the Georgian Caucasus

On 17th of July at 18:00 pm we invite you to Science Café at Georgian National Museum to attend interesting presentation on:

Eurasia’s Earliest Human Occupations at Dmanisi in the Georgian Caucasus

By

Professor Reid Ferring
University of North Texas

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The now famous site of Dmanisi has yielded a remarkable record of the earliest occupations of Eurasia. Dated to 1.85-1.76 million years ago, Dmanisi has up to 7 meters of ash layers that contain thousands of animal fossils, stone artifacts and beautifully preserved bones of the Homo erectus population that lived there. This talk will present an overview of the results of long-term research by the Georgian-led international team. The detailed record of past environments provides context for the occupation patterns and activities of Homo erectus. Stone artifacts record changes in the intensity of occupations over time, and the abundant animal bones at the site indicate successful competition with species of large carnivores, including sabre-toothed cats, panthers and hyenas.

Time: 18:00 pm, 17th of July, 2013.
Address: S. Janashia Museum of Georgia , 3 Rustaveli Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia

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