It’s well documented that Georgia has ancient roots, the first humans – Homo Erectus Georgicus, that is – that were found here date back 1.8 million years. The history of Georgian ceramics starts early on too, in the Neolithic period. It seems Georgians at this time had already mastered relief-making on top of ceramics: A clay wine vessel – considered to be the oldest wine vessel in the world – found in the region of Kvemo Kartli, has details of grapevine canes, signalling that winemaking had become or was becoming a big part of the local culture.