1.8 M-Year-Old Human Tooth Found in Georgia

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Archaeologists in Georgia have found a 1.8m-year-old tooth belonging to an early species of human that they say cements the region as the home of one of the earliest prehistoric human settlements in Europe, and possibly anywhere outside Africa.

The National Research Center of Archaeology and Prehistory of Georgia announced the discovery of the tooth on Thursday, Reuters reported.

In its announcement, the center explained: "Orozmani, together with Dmanisi, – or early Homo – in the world outside Africa."

Giorgi Bidzinashvili, the scientific leader of the dig team, said he considers the tooth belonged to a "cousin" of Zezva and Mzia, the names given to two near-complete 1.8-million-year-old fossilized skulls found at Dmanisi.