Since the bones of the earliest-known human ancestors to venture out of Africa came to light at Dmanisi, Georgia, in 1991, palaeanthropologist David Lordkipanidze has led the excavation, under challenging economic and political circumstances, of what is now regarded as one of the world’s foremost prehistoric sites. He has gathered an international team of scientists who, each year, make astonishing new finds that are rewriting the human story. He plans to extend the excavations and protect this and other nearby sites, building a shelter that will include a field laboratory and museum.
number of human skulls David's team discovered at Dmanisi
age, in years, of the bones discovered by David's team
height, in metres, of Georgia's hominids
size, in square metres, of the Dmanisi site.