D4500 & D2600, A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia

The face of Skull 5. Credit: Guram Bumbiashvili, Georgian National Museum
The face of Skull 5. Credit: Guram Bumbiashvili, Georgian National Museum

A complete 1.8 million year old skull found from Dmanisi, Georgia could be evidence that early hominids are actually all members of a single species. Researchers published their analysis in Science today and argue that the skull’s combination of primitive and more evolved features, such as a small braincase (546 cubic cm) with a large prognathic face.., Similar morphological affinities with the earliest known Homo fossils from Africa, which make it difficult to classify by now accepted definitions of early hominid species.

2 thoughts on “D4500 & D2600, A Complete Skull from Dmanisi, Georgia

  1. Does this not conflict with the generally agreed assumption that the hominids developed in Africa and then spread out to the rest of the world? Or have I misunderstood something?

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