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THE HABITATION OF FIRST EUROPEANS

 

Remains of 1.8 million years old hominid were discovered in Georgia, they are the oldest links to modern man, found outside Africa.

Evidence for the earliest occupation of the territory of present day Georgia goes back to c. 1.8 million years ago, as evident from the excavations of Dmanisi in the south-eastern part of the country. This is the oldest evidence of humans anywhere in the world outside Africa. Later prehistoric remains known from numerous cave and open-air sites in Georgia. The earliest agricultural Neolithic occupation is dated sometime between 6000 and 5000 BC