Summary Of David Lordkipanidze

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This article shows how Paleoanthropologist David Lordkipanidze and his group of archeologist discovered a 1.8 million-year-old skull fossil that could lead to knowing more about the earliest known ancestors of humans that ventured outside of Africa. Lordkipanidze’s excavation in the Georgia site known as Dmanisi. With this archeology find, it has been concluded that all early fossil humans belong to the same species known as Homo erectus. The article explains that the Dmanisi hominins had brains less than half the size of a modern human’s, and are key to understand the evolution and expansion these ancestors experienced from Africa to Eurasia. Genetic studies indicate that their expansion began from Africa about 1.9 million years ago. The article also mentions that with these new findings there can be a better ground from where to start to understand these ancestors as how they lived and socialized. Lordkipanidze does mention that the Dmanisi “were very primitive, we think there were social groups that connected with each other and learned from each other”. This discovery will totally lead to new roads to understanding the evolution of humans and also…show more content…
Also now knowing that all early human fossils belong to the same species will help us map out how humans evolved from the Pleistocene epoch. Knowing that the Dmanisi had half the size of the modern human brain, will bring more studies on how is that evolved and what traits that they had changed trough time. This article is important for the general public to understand because it brings us closer into knowing more and more about our ancestry as humans and understand more about how early civilization started. And in knowing more about these ancestor we would start to understand on how humans evolved throughout
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