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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Sangiran Early Man Site, Indonesia

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Sangiran Early Man Site is a World Heritage Site in Central Java, Indonesia. It protects the archaeological site where the fossil remains of early humans were discovered.

At Sangiran, archaeologists and paleontologists have found some fifty fossils of the Meganthropus palaeo and Pithecanthropus erectus/Homo erectus. The site, which covers 5,600 hectares, is located about 15 km to the north of Surakarta, by the Solo River Valley.


Sangiran Early Man Site, Indonesia
Sangiran Early Man Site, Indonesia
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Excavations at the Sangiran site began in 1934 when anthropologist Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald studied the area. Excavations in the following years yielded the fossils, of which came the Pithecanthropus erectus fossil which have been determined to be 1.66 million years old. These are a more complete specimen than the Java Man (Homo erectus erectus) fossil which was discovered in 1891 at Trinil-Ngawi Regency, also by the banks of the Solo River.

Sangiran Early Man Site was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee in Mérida, Mexico, on 2 - 7 December, 1996.


Sangiran Anthropological Museum
Sangiran Anthropological Museum
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S7 24 0 E110 49 0 in Central Java, Indonesia
Inscription Year: 1996
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, VI

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