David Lordkipanidze

2004 Laureate, Cultural Heritage
Georgia, Born 1963

dlordkipanidze@museum.ge

Skull unlocks prehistory – and academic controversy

November 22, 2013

Humans and their ancestral hominids belong to one great family: this is the profound conclusion drawn by Rolex Laureate David Lordkipanidze and his colleagues from their latest – and most spectacular – discovery of a 1.8 million-year-old skull from Dmanisi, Georgia. The mere suggestion that all...

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More Discoveries in Dmanisi

March 15, 2008

David Lordkipanidze, who won a Rolex Award in 2004 for his plans to expand exploration of the earliest known settlement outside Africa, has made more discoveries at the archaeological site underneath the medieval village of Dmanisi, in southeast Georgia. The latest discoveries – the 1.77-million-year-old skeletons...

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