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Indonesia, Sangiran Early Man Site

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Location Province of Central Java, Indonesia
Coordinates S7 24 0 E110 49 0
Property 5,600 ha
Date of Inscription 1996

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Excavations here from 1936 to 1941 led to the discovery of the first hominid fossil at this site. Later, 50 fossils of Meganthropus palaeo and Pithecanthropus erectus/Homo erectus were found – half of all the world's known hominid fossils. Inhabited for the past one and a half million years, Sangiran is one of the key sites for the understanding of human evolution.

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