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Human fossils, 300,000 years older than Sangiran man, found in Bumiayu

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Face reconstructions of the Sangiran early man by 17 sculptors from Yogyakarta are exhibited in Sangiran Museum in Central Java.( Permadi)
Agus C. Maryono and Suherdjoko
Brebes/Semarang   ●   Sun, July 7, 2019

The Yogyakarta Archaeological Center has reportedly found fossils of Homo erectus near the Glagah River in Bumiayu subdistrict, Brebes, Central Java, estimated to be 300,000 years older than the erstwhile oldest archaic human fossils ever found in Indonesia.

The team of archeologists estimated that the fossils were around 1.8 million years old, or about 300,000 years older than the Sangiran man’s fossils, which are estimated to date back to 1.5 million years ago and until now has been believed to be the oldest. This finding makes the Bumiayu fossil the oldest archaic human that has ever been found not only in Java but also in Indonesia.

“We have just finished our research on this finding with our team that consists of 10 experts on archaic human experts, artifact experts, geologists, paleontologists, IT graphic design experts and other experts,” t...

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