On Thursday, October 26th 2017, Embassy of Georgia in cooperation with UI International Office held a Public Lecture Session at Auditorium AJS, F Building 2nd floor, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Indonesia, Depok.
The lecture was opened by Dr. Arie Setiabudi Soesilo, M.Sc., Dean, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. The lecture was given by Prof. David Lordkipanidze, Director General of the Georgian National Museum.
The delegates from Embassy of Georgia and Director General of the Georgian National Museum (GNM) are H. E. Mr. Zurab Aleksidze, Ambassador of Georgia, Mrs. Mylene Lising, Cultural Heritage Archaeologist, and Dr. Andri Pomono, UISPP Member of the board for southeast Asian Commission.
Also attending the lecture, Prof. Melda Kamil Ariadno, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D., Head of International Office, dra. Evi Fitriani, M.A., Ph.D, Head of the International Relations Department Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, as well as Head of Antropology department, Dr Ali Akbar UI archeologist and Dr. Prihandoko Sanjatmiko, M.Si, lecturer of Anthropology.
Prof. David Lordkipanidze talked about the archaeological and paleoanthropological site of Dmanisi, Georgia. Dmanisi was once a thriving city the Silk Road and Georgian archaeologists were excavating the site for artefacts from the medieval period when they found a rhinoceros tooth. Soon after they would find a human jaw, both were determined to be from 1.77 million years ago. Eventually there would be five very primitive human skulls among other human and animal fossils found at Dmanisi. Dr. Lordkipanidze discussed the discoveries at Dmanisi and their profound impact on the ideas about human evolution.