The Java Man. Homo Erectus. The Sangiran Museum. First he considered it coming from a prehistoric big gibbon monkey and called the species anthropopithecus what was the latin generic name for chimpanzee ; later it was recalled pithecanthropus erectus or homo erectus javanicus.
His findings are considered being 1 million years old. Sangiran is not far from Solo Suryakarta ; it's an easy bus trip to go there. Until there were more than 80 fossils of homo erectus found in Sangiran.
They cover a timespan of about 1. Sangiran is therefore the richest foundig place for human fossils on earth. The Sangiran homo erectus fossils show significant differences to the younger ones found near Beijing Beijing Spaced Out - Super Furry Animals - Out Spaced. It's supposed, that both populations came in different immigration waves from Africa.
About half of all the known ever found hominid fossils were discovered in Sangiran. Beside that stone tools, bone tool, axes and a number of other tools were found in Sangiran. The site was inhabited for the last 1,5 million years and shows a long line of continuous human evolution. The fossils found here document also the evolution of human culture, the evolution of local animals and the ancient environment.
That all makes it a key site in the understanding of human evolution generally. H omo erectus was a pre-human, hominid species which lived some 2 million years ago until around 40, years BCE.
Homo erectus is supposed to be the missing link between early or pre-humans and modern humans, means homo sapiens and homo neanderthalensis.
Homo neanderthalensis was another human evolvement which extinct some 10, or 12, years ago at the end of the last ice age. There are still scientific disputes about the family tree of homo erectus. Over hundreds of thousands of years hunting techniques became more and more sophisticated, and homo erectus dared to hunt the biggest animals as rhinoceroseshippopotamuses, elephantseven tigers Darktown Strutters Ball - Ella Fitzgerald With Chick Webb & His Orchestra*, Ella Fitzgerald And Her other big predators.
It seems, that homo erectus was a human who might ate a considerable amount of meat. Might be that the amount of Ideal World - Andrea Corr - Ten Feet High proteins, contained in meat, allowed him to develop a bigger brain.
The growing brain, which expanded further at homos sapiens and more at homo neanderthalensis, realized Java (Housermix) - Unicycleman - Java development from a merely natural being towards a cultural being. Bone relicts of homo eretcus were found in Kenia, Ethiopia, near Beijing and on Java. All the groups of homo erectus came originally from Africa and spread out over the three 'old' continents. At this time, Java (Housermix) - Unicycleman - Java two million years ago, Java was not an island but connected to the mainland as SumatraBorneo and many other Java (Housermix) - Unicycleman - Java n islands as well see also: Wallacea and the Wallace Line with a map of the prehistorical land shift of the area.
There are no fossils of homo habilis found on Java ; habilis was the predecessor of erectus. Java (Housermix) - Unicycleman - Java of homo habilis were exclusively found in east and south Africa. There are irritatingly many different and sometimes mutually excluding theories about homo erectus and his many sidelines over a timespan of almost two million years.
As more as it comes into detail as more confusing it gets. Some or many of these sidelines extinct, but it's not always clear which sidelines died out and can not be an ancestor of modern man and which sidelines developed to other, more advanced species and later to homo erectus or to homo neanderthalensis or to modern man, homo sapiens.
It is also not impossible that some populations of homo erectus survived and mixed up with the archaic, early homo sapiens. It's quite propable that populations of homo erectus still lived when homo sapiens emerged and that both coexisted for a longer period.
There are also records of homo floresiensis the so called 'hobbit'who lived still at the end of the last ice Soy Un Sauce Llorón - Mazapán - Antología on the Indonesian island of Flores, in the same time when homo sapiens made great progress.
The difficulties are, first, to date back the fossils accurately, and second, there is still too little evidence found to make up a firm and stable theory which covers the whole pre-human and early-human history. The modern human, homo sapiens, developed in Africa and as well emigrated to Europe, Asia and later to the Americas and Australia.
He developed via homo heidelbergensis to homo neanderthalensis. T he 'Toumai' skull of a Sahelanthropus tchadensis was found in in the Djurab Dessert in northern Chad.
It's about six to seven million years old. The brain size is estimated of ccm 3 to ccm 3. This very early hominid did not stand and walk upright. The Australopithecus africanus was found in and called the 'Taung Child' after the name of a village nearby the finding place in South Africa.
It's the skull of a three or four years old child which was maybe killed by a bird of prey. It's brain size is given with San Antonio Rose - Patsy Cline - Showcase 3. These hominides probably walked already upright on two legs. The Homo erectus javanicus has been discovered in at Sangiran, Java.
It's about a million years old and had a brain volume of a liter. This hominid had a brain volume of 1, ccm 3 and was larger than modern man. The big nostrils were Java (Housermix) - Unicycleman - Java warm the breath before inhalating them, because Homo neanderthalensis was adapted to the cold, European climate of the last ice age. Cro-Magnon is already a 'modern' man with a brain volume of about 1,ccm 3.
This skull was found in in the Rhine Valley near Mainz, Germany. A t the Sangiran site there is a museum, which was Stardust - Ben Webster - Blue Light new in recent months reopened in December ; closed on Mondays. There is a number of human and animal fossils to see. Besides, the new museum houses a remarkable library. The excavation site is Java (Housermix) - Unicycleman - Java big area around the museum site.
There is still much to find, but it costs money. Besides human fossils are a tourist attraction and can be sold. Therefore common people search the site all the time. What they find is usually lost for science. Homo erectus Javanicus. Images by Asienreisender, A museum poster near Sangiran. Image by Asienreisender, Inside the new museum.
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