Archaeologists find 1.8-million-year old tooth of early human
Archaeologists in Georgia have found a 1.8-million-year-old tooth belonging to an early human species who migrated from Africa.
The tooth was discovered near the village of Orozmani, located about 60 miles southwest of the Georgian capital Tbilisi, and close to the Dmanisi region, where human skulls dating back to 18 million years ago were also found in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Experts said the latest discovery provides further evidence that the mountainous region may have been one of the first places where early humans settled after migrating from Africa.
Archaeologists said, the tooth that was discovered belongs to a cousin of Zezva and Mzia, the names given to two nearly complete 1.8-million-year-old fossilized skulls found in Dmanisi.