Saturday, January 08, 2011

Prehistoric Human Remains found in Java

Via our fellow SE Asian science blog SEAArch, the Southeast Asian archaeology newsblog, comes a report from Indonesian newspaper Tempo Interaktif on remains of prehistoric humans found in the Tata and Bonjong caves in Java.

Unfortunately, there is no further information in the article, nor has the research (apparently) been published yet, so there's not much more to say. Java, though, is where the celebrated skullcap of 'Java Man', a specimen of Homo erectus erectus, was found in 1891 by Eugene Dubois on the banks of the Solo River. Also in Java, close to the Java Man site, is the Sangiran Early Man site, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has yielded many more hominid fossils and ancient tools.

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