This specimen is one of five individuals found at the Dmanisi archaeological site. The Dmanisi site or town is in the Kvemo Karti region of Georgia. This archaeological site has been dated to 1.8 million years ago and was the earliest known evidence of hominins outside Africa. This Homo erectus was discovered in 1999 by Abesalom Vekua, et al. in Dmanisi, Georgia. This small-brained specimen found alongside Oldowan-like choppers and scrapers. The specimen was found in good condition with minor taphonomic damage and indications of periodontal disease. This individual is estimated to be a sub-adult with partially erupted 3rd molars and unfused basioccipital and sphenoid.
- This is a replica and has been painted for visual purposes
- Skull Length: 19.8cm (7.8in)
- Skull Width: 13.0cm (5.1in)
- Skull Height: 14.4cm (5.7in)