The Japan Times
July 5, 2002

Georgia skull

WASHINGTON (AP) It may have been a surprisingly diverse mixture of human-like creatures who first migrated from Africa and lived together in Eurasia 1.7 million years ago, according to scientists who have found a skull and other fossils in the Republic of Georgia.

An unearthed skull is smaller and more primitive than two others found at the same site two years ago.

The findings suggest that human-like species of various kinds may have traveled or lived together after leaving Africa as history's first migrants.