Africa: Archaeologists find 1.8 million year old human teeth

Oldest human fossil ever found outside the African subcontinent

A 1.8 million-year-old human tooth has been found in Georgia, once part of Russia. Thus it is the oldest human fossil ever found outside the African subcontinent. Archaeologists believe that this tooth may belong to the species Homo erectus, which is believed to be our closest ancestor.

Let us tell you that according to the National Research Center for Archeology and Prehistory of Georgia, an ancient tooth was discovered near the village of Urozmani, about 100 kilometers southwest of the capital Tbilisi. The tooth was found by British archeology student Jack Pert, who was working outside the village of Orozmani. During these excavations, animal bones, stone tools and stone fragments of that time have been found, which were prepared to make tools from stone. Stone Age tools and animal remains have been found in the ancient ruins of Urojmani, but this is the first time Homo erectus has been found there.

18 million old human teeth

The village of Urojmani is located near the town of Damanisi, where a human skull dating back to 1.8 million years was found in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The team’s scientific leader, George Bidzinaस्vili, says he believes the teeth are cousins ​​of zhezva and amphiae. He believed so on the basis of a human skull found at Damanisi, which was about 18 years old. The human skull of Danidhi, discovered in the 1990s and 2000s, is believed to be 1.8 million years old. The oldest human fossil found in the world is 28 million years old. 28-year-old human remains were found in modern-day Ethiopia.

21 lakh year old tools found in China too

Archaeologists say the recent discovery of a human tooth 20 kilometers from Damanisi provides further evidence that the South Caucasus Mountains may have been one of the first places where early humans settled in Africa. Scientists believe that early humans, Homo erectus, were primarily hunter-gatherers. They began to move out of Africa about 2 million years ago. 21 million years old tools have also been found in modern China. But this Georgian site is the oldest man-made footprint outside Africa. Researchers had been working since 1978 at an archaeological site in Spain, where in 2007 they discovered a 1.2 million year old half

“The discovery will have implications not only for the region and Georgia, but also for the history of early man,” says Jack Pert, a British archeology student who discovered the tooth at Urojmani. “It will cement Georgia’s place in human history,” he said.

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