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Image of Mojokerto skull, side view
Exhibit Item
Site: Mojokerto, Java, Indonesia
Year of Discovery: 1936
Discovered by: a workman
Age: Between 1.8 and 1.6 million years old
Species: Homo erectus

The oldest from southest Asia?

This fossil braincase of a young (2-4 year old) individual was found in a layer about 20 meters above a 1.8-million-year-old volcanic layer. The genus Homo arrived in island Indonesia by at least 1.6 million years ago, when Java was connected to Asia by a land bridge.

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