Dmanisi is a small town in Georgia. Located on the river Mashavera. Near Dmanisi are the ruins of a large medieval fortress city Dmanisi.
Since 1936, archaeological excavations have been carried out on the ruins. In 1991, during the excavations, the remains of Europe’s most ancient hominid, Homo georgicus, were discovered.
Georgian man is an extinct human species. The remains were found on the territory of modern Georgia. All representatives of Homo georgicus died out in the process of evolution. Homo georgicus, presumably, was an intermediate step in the evolution between a skilled person and a Pithecanthropus.
The first remains of Homo georgicus were discovered in 1991 in Dmanisi and date back about 1 million 770 thousand years ago. The age is confirmed by both stratigraphic and paleomagnetic studies, and by studying the surrounding fossil fauna. Thus, a Georgian man is the most ancient type of people living in Europe.
From 1991 to 2007, the remains of at least four people were found in Dmanisi: 3 adults and 1 child (skull, jaw, bones of the upper and lower extremities, spine).
Based on the analysis of the findings, it is assumed that the growth of Homo georgicus was 145-166 cm, weight – 40-50 kg.
10:00 Departure from Tbilisi
12:00 Arrival in Dmanisi
12:30-15: 00 Tour of the excavations and the museum
17:00 Pribitia in Tbilisi